Tag: Caspian Coast

Escaping Tehran Once Again

Sometimes ducks rule the roads in Lorestan, Iran

I shot out of bed this morning but it wasn’t until later that I realized why. At breakfast, I felt the butterflies in my stomach. Then the image of the mountains I will face today flashed in my head and, viola, it finally dawned on me why I’m so zapped: I’m escaping Tehran once again. I’m..

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Museum of Weapons at Shah’s Former Summer Pad

Naval Museum Bandar E Anzali Gilan Province Iran Ali Torkzadeh Com 3124

On the coast of Iran’s Caspian Sea there is a museum that can’t decide what it is. It’s a museum of weapons, lots and lots of weapons, from 500-year-old daggers to Soviet tanks – enough weapons for one to question mankind’s sanity. But then step upstairs and there’s a vivid glimpse of the lifestyle of long-exiled..

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