Iran cuisine

Experiencing Iranian dishes will tell you a lot about their passion for taste, color and aroma. Iranian’s respect food and in particular bread as God’s blessing.
Louisa Shafia,
A visit to Iran yields a stunning variety of culinary delights. Between the familiar kebab and the decidedly outré grilled lamb’s testicles, there’s a vast spectrum of foods: caviar, pickle, and smoked fish in the north; samosas, falafel and hot and sour shrimp in the south; noodles and flatbread.
If you are going to visit Iran, make sure not to miss the taste of Fesenjan (Pomegranate Walnut Stew) or Iranian Kebabs which come in many kinds: beef, chicken, lamb liver, among them.
For the desert lets try flatbread and rosewater-scented ice cream flavored with orange blossom, rose water, honey, nuts or saffron which makes Persian ice cream different to western-style desserts. Hope you enjoy this Iranian sweet treat.
Noosh-e jan! (Yes, that’s Farsi for “bon appétit.”)

Iran history

Iran nature

At the pivot point between the Middle East and Central Asia, Iran borders on the Persian Gulf, the Gulf of Oman, and the Caspian Sea.
Much of Iran’s terrain is mountainous. The Alborz and Zagros Mountain ranges in the north and west and two deserts, Markazi and Lut, has filled Iran’s heart.
The deserts of Iran are less inhabited and most of the population live in the basins, plateaus and plains.
By having dense rain forests in the north, warm sunny beaches in the south, snowy mountains in the west and amazingly hot deserts in the east, Iran is one of the few countries that gives the joy of experiencing four different seasons at the same time to travelers.

Iran nature is a safe haven to many endangered species. Among them is Asiatic Cheetah also known as the Iranian Cheetah, the world’s fastest land animal and the last few are known to survive mostly in Iran. Iran’s wildlife is composed of several animal species including bears, gazelles, wild pigs, wolves, jackals, panthers, Eurasian lynx, and foxes. Other domestic animals include, sheep, goats, cattle, horses, water buffalo, donkeys, and camels. The pheasant, partridge, stork, eagles and falcon are also native to Iran.

Iran at a glance

Iran is a sizable country. Getting to know the country better can be a bit difficult, especially when most of what the media says about Iran are negative images of war and nuclear nonsense. There’s more to Iran than these. In this text, we’re not going to cover them all. In fact, I doubt that […]

Iran Today – What is Iran really like?

Iran Today – What is Iran really like?

Iran is a country which get its fair share of the news in the western media. Politics plays a big role in where Iran stands today on a global scale. It has caused the media to portray Iran as an unsafe country full of religious fanatics. Politics has also contributed to tourists’ fear of traveling to this country. But are those assumptions are? Is Iran really dangerous?We beg to differ. Beyond the stereotypes, is a country desperate to been seen for what it really is.

“If travel is most rewarding when it surprises, then Iran might just be the most rewarding destination on Earth. If you fancy traveling somewhere neither East nor West, and exotic and fascinating yet perfectly comfortable” (lonely-planet).

Iranians are endlessly welcoming. During your visit to Iran, it is very likely that a lot of locals will invite you to their homes to socialize and eat with their families and loved ones. If you’re open to the idea, you probably will be. And through it, you will experience the ancient and sophisticated Iranian culture first-hand. It’s these experiences that will live the longest in the memory.


Education In Iran

There’s a lot to see from the years when Persia was a great world power. Traveling to Iran is not only about knowing the past but getting to know a nation who is thriving for the brighter future. Once, Persia was a cradle of science, contributing to medicine, mathematics, science, and philosophy. Trying to revive the golden time of Persian science, Iran’s young generation of scientists now are cautiously reaching out to the world.
According to the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), Iran increased its academic publishing output nearly tenfold from 1996 to 2004, and has been ranked first globally in terms of output growth rate and 17th in terms of science production in the world in 2012 above Switzerland and Turkey. Women have been the major player of this scientific revival as they constitute more than 60 percent of graduate students in Iran.


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