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Muharram: A Holy Time in Iran


As we ring in 2010, I’m reminded of our time in Iran in 2008, when we experienced Muharram – the first month of the Islamic calendar and a very holy time in Iran. This year, Muharram coincides with our Christmas and New Year. This photo essay shows some of the typical ceremonies happening now in […] Read More »

33km Gonbadli to Sarakhs


Today we’re singing the praises of the humble hammam. We didn’t really start to use the public bathhouses until Bijan introduced us to them going across the Dasht-e-Kavir desert but now we’re converted. For only 5,000 Rials – about 50 U.S. cents – you get a scrub up in your own private room. What could […] Read More »