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Historic house - Kashan

Smugglers, mullahs, mosques, dreams

June 17th 2010
The past couple of days, I've been feeling as if I've been living inside a Hemmingway novel. I have been lounging around the beautiful city of Esfahan, described by French poet Rufi as "half the world," just basically doing nothing, chatting to other foreigners and the odd Iranian. Out of all the cities I have been to, I think it is up there with Paris and Saint Petersburg in terms of culture, h ... read more
Middle East » Iran

Iranian Flag Known as Persia until 1935, Iran became an Islamic republic in 1979 after the ruling monarchy was overthrown and the shah was forced into exile. Conservative clerical forces established a theocratic system of government with ultimate political author... ... read more
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