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My memories of Shiraz: City of Gardens, Poetry, and Flowers

My memories of Shiraz: City of Gardens, Poetry, and Flowers

I grew up in shiraz شیراز , a historical and beautiful city in center/south of Iran. Of course as a child, never realized the extent of all the wonderful things I was surrounded with. As an adult, I feel lucky and privileged to have grown up in shiraz شیراز. Here are...

Persian Words That Represent A Concept 2: Tarof تعارف

Persian Words That Represent A Concept 2: Tarof تعارف

Originally an Arabic word, taarof تعارف can be translated as 'offering courtesies' or 'compliments'. Taarof تعارف (or tarof) is one of those words that is difficult to simply translate it to English, because behind it lies a vast cultural concept in Iran. In Persian...