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Food

April 4, 2012 |
Zeitoun, Olive Oil Brunch and the Taste of Lebanon

If you drive along the scenic Lebanese coast heading south of Beirut, the Mediterranean Sea on your right will be your constant companion. Once you approach the ancient Phoenician town of Sidon, also known as Saida, head east and you’ll reach a small village called Ain El Delb. Olive grove at Ain el Delb * [...]

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Travel

February 9, 2012 |
Azadi Tower: The Symbol of Tehran

Azadi Tower is one of the “must see” places in Tehran. On our last night in Iran, I finally managed to convince my wife that we should visit. Azadi Tower, or Shahyād Āryāmehr in Persian is the Freedom Tower and the symbol of Tehran. It is about a 15 minute drive from Olympic Square where [...]

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Travel

January 31, 2012 |
Tehran Photo Stories

Editor’s Note: Part 4 of the Iran series continues with photo stories through Tehran. 1. Paytakht Shopping Centre Paytakht shopping centre At Paytakht (which means Capital) shopping centre, they mainly sell software, computers, hardware and camera equipment. Software is very cheap in Iran due to there being no copyright or if there is copyright, it’s [...]

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Restaurants, Travel

January 24, 2012 |
Dinner at an Iranian Tea House in the Damavand Mountains

The Damavand mountains can only be seen from the north of Tehran. One night, we went up there for dinner at a traditional tea house. Damavand mountains The tea house which is situated beside a river, is a place where they used to serve the flavoured tobacco used in hubbly bubbly or shisha. However, the [...]

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Travel

January 16, 2012 |
The Streets of Tehran in Photos

Lonely planet sums up Tehran with one succinct quote: “Heavy traffic and make-up!” During some short trips in and around Tehran I would hold the camera outside the window of whatever vehicle we were in and take snaps of the scenery/buildings flying by. Just Good Friends There were little Honda 100cc motorcycles everywhere and conveying [...]

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Travel

January 9, 2012 |
A Blond-Haired Australian in Iran

Editor’s Note: Australian photographer Bryan Freeman travelled to Iran for the first time with his Tehran-born wife. This five part series recounts in his own words the highlights of his travels, often told with humour, and as seen through his camera lens. The first morning I woke up in Tehran, I heard a sheep baa-ing [...]

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