Many Rivers, One Sea

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One day as I returned from lunch through our lobby, a spacious area bathed in Silicon Valley sunlight, three men wearing the blue lab smocks of engineers jumped up from their seats and tackled me with a chorus of questions. …

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Boxes From Isfahan

I think the handicrafts and sweets in Isfahan beat all other cities in Iran. They do amazing wood inlaid work as seen in this photo. It is called, khatem kari. I bought several small and a few large boxes as …

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Isfahan – Nesf e Jahan

Next stop in Iran: Isfahan – also known as ‘Nesf e Jahan’ or ‘Half of the World.’ It is a beautiful city filled with parks, canals, and plenty of historical sites. Here is a photo of the Naqsh e Jahan Square (Maidaan …

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Off To Isfahan

The initial plan was to stay in Mashhad for three weeks and then visit some other cities in Iran. However, the second day I was here, two of Gorgan’s friends who were to visit from the USA that week on …

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Aab Gosht Soup

Aab Gosht soup – literally translated it means ‘water meat.’ This dish is a delicious blend of tomato, spices, meat, and bread. Before your start, you must cut the bread into small pieces and put it into the soup. Bread …

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First Night In Mashhad

Besides the bouquet of flowers, Gorgan had bought me a large box of Iranian pastries. The minute we got to his home, he put the tea kettle on and set the table. I opened the box of pastries and ate one …

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