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A week in Tehran

A week in Tehran
A week in Tehran
Scroll through the slideshow for the highlights of my trip.
By AFAR Editors, AFAR Staff
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    A week in Tehran
    A week in Tehran
    Scroll through the slideshow for the highlights from my trip. 

    All Photos by Greg Sullivan
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    Finally, going to Iran!
    Finally, going to Iran!
    I got my Visa through a Visa service in Iran and picked it up on my way to the country in Istanbul. 

    Photo by @gregsul
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    The Shah's summer grounds
    The Shah's summer grounds
    Strolling the grounds of Sa’dabad, one of the complex that belonged to the Shahs. The residence of the current president of Iran is adjacent. 

    Photo by @gregsul
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    Noosh-e Jan! (Persian for Bon Appetit!)
    Noosh-e Jan! (Persian for Bon Appetit!)
    Iranians are very gracious hosts; if you can have dinner at someone's home, I highly recommend doing so. This meal featured kebabs and fesenjan, a chicken dish with pomegranates and walnutes. 
     
    Photo by @gregsul
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    A favorite spot
    A favorite spot
    Ab-o-Atash Park features fountains, an amphitheater, and cafés.

    Photo by @gregsul
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    Nature Bridge
    Nature Bridge
    The Pol-e Tabiat, a pedestrian bridge, connects Ab-o-Atash Park to Nowruz Park. The bridge has great views of the northern part of Tehran and the Alborz mountain range. 

    Photo by @gregsul
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    A walk in the park
    A walk in the park
    People walking in Ab-o-Atash Park. 

    Photo by @gregsul
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    In Darband
    In Darband
    Darband is a charming village within the Tehran city limits with a hiking trail up to Mount Tochal. The village is full of restaurants and hookah lounges, as well as stands selling treats.  

    Photo by @gregsul
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    Head to Kashan
    Head to Kashan
    Saraye Ameriha Boutique Hotel occupies an ancient home in Kashan, a city about 150 miles south of Tehran. The 18th century building was only recently converted into a beautiful boutique hotel. 

    Photo by @gregsul
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    Abyaneh Village
    Abyaneh Village
    In Abyaneh, one of the oldest villages in Iran.

    Photo by @gregsul
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    My hosts in Tehran
    My hosts in Tehran
    Rooz is an ‘re-pat’ (as opposed to expat). He grew up in Tehran, moved to the U.S. before high school, and then back to Tehran two years ago as an investment banker. Zhinous has always lived in Tehran and is an interior designer. 

    Photo by @gregsul
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