Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Back from... IRAN

I am back on the blog...

... with a million new impressions, adventures, stories and pictures from an amazing country called IRAN! 

I do not even know where to start because I am so overwhelmed with everything that happend in the past 14 days. I had the best time ever! I really had! Not only was I lucky enough to get to visit a beautiful country, get to know loads of incredibly nice people, taste the most amazing food and learn a lot about the Kurdish and Persian culture, but I was able to share all of this with my husband and my baby girl. This is what made the last two weeks not only unforgetably beautiful but rather 100% perfect.

I prepared a few posts about this amazing adventure and I will share loads of pictures and stories with you in the coming weeks (dont worry there will be other posts in between, so you will not get bored ;)). I want to start with a post about the place we visited first and where we stayed most of the time - the city Kermanshah in the West of Iran. Its close to the border to Iraq and its a mostly Kurdish city. We went there because I have two very dear friends living there (we got to know each other during my stay in the US back in 2013) and I wanted to visit them for a long time. They got married last month and invited us for the wedding but since it is very hot in September, I decided that its not good to go there for the wedding with our baby girl - so instead we decided to go and visit a month later. And this was now.  

So here are some impressions from Kermanshah, Iran.

The first few pictures are from the area around Bisotun, right outside the city of Kermanshah. There are some ancient reliefs there in the mountains which are really beautiful. 

These pictures here of this beautiful building are from the city center of Kermanshah. The building was build for people to mourn there and I found the architecture really impressive!

The Bazar of Kermanshah is huge and you can truely find everything there. It was a great experience to walk through the alleys at night. We bought plenty of mulberries, figs, dates and some spices there. 

The next few picutres are from different neighboorhoods in Kermanshah, we went for loads of walks around the city and explored everything :)

The last few pictures are from Oveis, a place close to Kermanshah which is somehow holy. There is a kind of mausoleum on top of the mountain and many people make a pilgrimage to this place. We visited the holy grave but mainly enjoyed the amazing view from the top of the mountain :)

I know some of you have already seen some Iran pictures on my instagram so you may get an idea already of to what kind of places I will take you in the next few posts about Iran ;)

For today I leave you with these ones and I am very curious about what you are going to say about my vacation in Iran. I think that probably most of you have not been there and I think most of you would not actually consider the country as a place to go on vacation to - but I was and I still am, actually even more than before :)

Now, I am saying welcome back once again! Thanks for being here with me and thanks for your kind comments on my last post! You are great!

Sending much love!


  1. Wow! Nice photos! :)
    It looks like a great place to visit!

  2. This is so amazing! I love easternt atmosphere

  3. Gorgeous pics, sounds like you had the time of your life, Larissa. Good for you.

  4. Wow, I would never guess you went to Iran - what a surprise!:) You are right, I never was there, and actually never consider goin there, what a mistake to think so ,judging by your pics! I really admire their architecture, those biuldings are so beautiful. And of course the views:) Food must be so amazing, just to look at all of those spices makes me already hungry:) Beautiful place, have a lovely afternoon, hugs:)))

  5. Amazing pictures!!!! I love this post!!!!
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  6. Great photos :)
    Follow for follow? :)

  7. Welcome back! I'm so glad you had a good time. Thanks for sharing the photos. It helps me picture Iran.
    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  8. Yay! So glad you are back!! Sounds like such an amazing trip! So many gorgeous pictures!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  9. Oh sweetie that trip sounds so incredible!
    Amazing pics

  10. Amazing places!

    The Cutielicious

  11. I would love to visit these places, cause I'm fascinated by the Middle Eastern culture, but at the moment I don't deny that I would have a lot of fear to travel to places like these :(
    Waiting for more posts like this! ^-^

  12. Oh my word! Iran!! When you said you'd gone somewhere I didn't think for one second it would be Iran! Amazing!! Looked absolutely breathtaking. What a fantastic travel post Larissa!!

  13. Great photos of Iran, it looks beautiful but entirely deserted! Where are all of the people! I tried to vote for you on the site but I couldn't figure it out since it is not in English. Do you want to re-send it? I'd love to vote for you :)


  14. wow, fantastic pictures my dear :) I'd love to visit Iran <3 xoxo

  15. This post was fascinating because I've never considered visiting Iran before, I tend to keep to the more 'polished' areas - which can be both a good and bad thing at times! I'm glad you had a good trip :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

  16. What an amazing place! Never visit this country but it seems so lovely!

  17. woaaaaa gorgeous places!
    can't wait to see more picts and stories, and welcome back :)


  18. Beautiful photos) I've never been in this country)

  19. Great post and amazing pictures :)...thx for sharing!

  20. Liebe Larissa, was ich sage? Ich bin restlos beeindruckt, denn der Iran gehört zu meinen absoluten Lieblingsländern und ich habe über dieses Land gelesen, was ich bekommen konnte. Daher bin ich nicht überrascht, dass es Euch dort nicht nur ausnehmend gut gefallen hat sondern dass Ihr auch so viele freundliche Menschen getroffen habt. Außerdem habt Ihr ganz offenbar auch das hervorragende Essen dort genossen. Von dem her vielen Dank für diesen Post, da können sehr gerne noch viel mehr kommen :)
    In der Zwischenzeit ein schönes Wochenende!
    Liebe Grüße von Rena

  21. Wow Iran looks so beautiful and amazing! I don't know very much about the countries in the middle east (besides the biased opinions I hear in the news!) I would really like to learn more, because their cultures are so rich and interesting. I would definitely consider a trip to Iran!


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