Pretty much anything on this planet can be found at Tehran’s Friday Bazaar, at half the price and in a million varieties – if you can stand the crowds. The Jome Bazaar (JOAM-eh, Persian for Friday) is inside a multi-story parking garage near the Embassy of the United Kingdom on Jomhouri and Ferdowsi Aves. It..
Naderi Cafe is a 90-year-old Tehran institution, hangout for artists, students, nostalgic elderly, as well as grumpy waiters. The style is 1950’s Paris. Photos of famed performance artists, writers and poets adore the walls. Naderi (NAW-the-ree) has appeared in novels and films. The sweet cappuccino and the thick hot chocolate provide the perfect relief from new..
Lavizān Forest Park is a large forested area in the Lavizān neighborhood in northeast Tehran, with stunning views of Tehran cityscape, which is, of course, usually shrouded in smog. Ali Torkzadeh with Saeideh AjilchiAli & Saeideh plan their Iran roadtrips from their home in Mashhad. More about us here >>
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..
[photonav url=/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/tajrish_tehran_bazaar_ali.torkzadeh.com-195419.jpg mode=drag360 popup=colorbox animate=left position=right container_width= container_height=200] Imāmzādeh Sāleh (Persian: امامزاده صالح) is a shrine and mosque in north Tehran, known as the burial place of the brother of Imam Reza. For the foreign tourist, the intricate tile-work outside and the interior mirror-work can be mesmerizing. For me, just sitting in the plaza or..
For tourists searching for a quick and free slice of traditional Iran there’s the Tajrish Traditional Bazaar (Bazar-e-Tajrish), in the heart of north Tehran, which is closer to the city’s top hotels than the more famous Grand Bazaar of Tehran in the city’s center. It’s size and variety is only a tiny slice of the..