Iran, poledancing in Persepolis (XI) May 7th 2007 In 333 BCE, Alexander the Great (not Colin Farrell) and his Macedonian troops threw a classical-equivalent of a frat party in the Persian ceremonial city of Persepolis. After all, they had to celebrate their second victory over the mighty Persians! After one too many jolly drinks, an Attic gal by the name of Thais thought it a fantabulous idea to set fire to the city (revenge for the prior burnin ... read more
Middle East » Iran » South » Shiraz 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
A 22 year old Middle Eastern journalism major for a knack for languages and cultures. Pseudo-Japanese-Aussie in heart with ambitions to travel while doing her best to pick up rare knowledge and remain as open-minded as possible.
Currently enrolled at a school in New York City, juggling full-time school, a dodgy part-time office job (with lots of uncool Asian jokes and disobedient photocopiers) and arts/culture writer for the community paper;-)
Travel plans pop up 24/7. Can't wait for school breaks....but my bank account laughs at me.
Beginning this blog with recent adventures to Ira... full info