By

Saba Daftari
Epic Migration with Nomads
“Do you remember that Kuch we got married right after?” Jamshid asked.“I should remember it because…” she replied.“I sang all the songs loud enough for you to hear it in the mountains…”“Sure! I enjoyed that year pretty much…” To get the point of this conversation, you really should know what “Kuch” is! But before we...
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Maybe you’ve heard of Queen Soraya, the Iranian-German empress, or Prime Minister Shahpour Bakhtiar, the last prime minister of the Pahlavi era? What about the NFL Green Bay Packers player David Bakhtiari? All of them are members or descendants of the Bakhtiari tribe. Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary was the queen consort of Iran as the second wife...
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Cold and Dry zagros mountains
If you are planning to trek in Iran’s cold and dry mountains, there are few things that you should bear in mind before embarking on this adventure. Trekking can be extremely unpleasant when we are not prepared enough, especially in harsh weather conditions. In this article, we will share some simple tips that can make...
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Migration Nomads Bakhtiari
People ask us whether nomads practice slow travel themselves. We say yes they do. Plus we slow travel with them because they are the ones that decide our daily activities. Yet, in order to understand what is slow travel, one should know what is fast travel! What is Slow Travel? Nomadic Version Before the advent...
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Once you have decided on visiting Iran as a tourist destination, you may ask yourself would they let me in the country, at all? So the answer is probably Yes. Even if you are a US or UK citizen, you only need to find a tour guide throughout the trip. Now, how to apply for...
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Bakhtiari Nomads Iran
We joined our guide and a group of tourists from Iran and elsewhere. Despite our tired faces, we soon got to know each other and shared our common enthusiasm for the upcoming adventurous trip. Together, we headed towards Zagros mountains, looking for our host family – fulfilled backpacks, trekking shoes on our feet, fully charged...
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People ask us if Iran is a safe place for tourists as they are concerned about the images created in the media; some may think Iran is just as it is described there: that people speak Arabic, they hate Americans, it is all deserts, people ride on camels… And while some may know that this...
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