Ten alternative ski bases

Skiing in Iran? You can’t be serious… 

The sacred fire

Learn why Zoroastrians are traditionally referred to as ‘fire worshippers’.

Buying a carpet

Read our tips on how best to get your hands on one of Iran’s most iconic crafts.

Sheikh Safi Mausoleum

Take a tour of Sheikh Safi’s beautiful tomb in Ardabil. 

Iran: then and now

With Iran’s importance in the region becoming increasingly important, we relive Hilary Bradt’s memories of the country in 1996 and ask Maria Oleinik for her impressions of the country today.