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As an Iranian, I did not appreciate the beauty of my country when I lived there. I think it is common that people take the beauty of their own countries for granted and often assume that, to see more, you have to go abroad. I was one of those. My parents always encouraged me to travel abroad but in a way I neglected the beauty of Iran for years. There are very few cities in Iran that I visited while I was living there but once I got out of the country and started my life in Holland I was so determined to travel back and discover its neglected beauty.

Kashan: the city of roses

the city of rosewater, dried rosebuds and rose petals

Tehran: Negarestan museum garden and Rouhi

sculptures, pictures and historical mural at Negarestan Museum and Garden close to Rouhi restaurant

Qazvin, the city of baklava

city of Saraye Sa'd al-Saltaneh, baklava and gheymeh nesar

Tehran: Bazaar district and Golestan palace

Bazaar district, Golestan palace with Takht-e Marmar and Moslem restaurant

Tehran carpet museum and vitamin-stores

the midtown Carpet Museum and majoon vitamin stores

Tehran: Mohammad pomegranate juice bar

Mohammad pomegranate juice bar in Yousef Abad

Isfahan, the jewel of Iran

historical jewel with Naqsh-e Jahan Square, Shah Mosque and biryani

Shiraz, city of Persepolis and orange blossoms

Nasir al-Mulk Mosque and its Bazaar, ancient Persepolis, orange trees and kalam polo

Yazd, ancient city of sun and windcatchers

Jameh Mosque, sun, windcatchers, gheymeh and faloodeh

Tehran Time Museum, a trip to the past and history through time

Time Museum, a trip to the past and history through time

Famouri House

Famouri House, a Qajar period gem in centre Tehran

Rasht Pilehbaba ecotourism

Pilehbaba ecotourism: relaxing in the middle of nowhere

Café Nikou

Café Nikou, another beautiful ancient Qajar house

Arian Hostel

Arian Hostel, where Qajar architecture and tradition meet

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