Telegraph:The luxury hotels luring Western tourists to Iran

“In the post-sanctions era, tourism is an industry that will get a boost more than any other sector… Iran’s tourism sector is a flourishing market for investors. We are anticipating a tsunami of tourists after sanctions are lifted.” Masoud Soltanifar, Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization chief

Persian Food Primer: 10 Essential Iranian Dishes by Louisa Shafia

A visit to Iran yields a stunning variety of culinary delights. That’s because of the country’s unique history and geography, which translates to a diverse mix of cultural influences on the cuisine. Louisa Shafia, author of The New Persian Kitchen, guides us through the basics and highlights  of Iranian Dishes and the Persian food. ( Originally published in )

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