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March 4th 2017
Published: July 17th 2017
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This place where you are right now, God circled on a map for you. - Hafez Within moments of entering the Islamic Republic of Iran, the secret police were on our trail. A man stopped our guide, whom we had only just met, before we had gone more than ten paces from passport control, and asked him in Farsi for his credentials and for details about our trip. It was a routine inquiry; American, Canadi... Read Full Entry

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Traditional Door KnockersTraditional Door Knockers
Traditional Door Knockers

Different knockers for men and women outside a house, so the occupants know the gender of the caller. Traditionally a widow or widower would remove one of the knockers, as only same-sex visitors would be welcome.
Room at Niayesh Boutique Hotel Room at Niayesh Boutique Hotel
Room at Niayesh Boutique Hotel

Room was lackluster but the common areas were nice.

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