martes, 9 de enero de 2018

Alamut- in depth

َA good source of general information about Iran is the Iranica encyclopedia. However, readers should be aware that some of the historical facts mentioned are disputed by Iranian historians as being a regurgitation of European and north american historians who wrote the history to suit the imperial interests of the west and are not backed up by any hard evidence, this includes the invasion of the Moguls and the Arabs. http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/alamut-valley-alborz-northeast-of-qazvin-

A readily available source of indepth information about Iran/Persia

َA good source of general information about Iran is the Iranica encyclopedia. However, readers should be aware that some of the historical facts mentioned are disputed by Iranian historians as being a regurgitation of European and north american historians who wrote the history to suit the imperial interests of the west and are not backed up by any hard evidence, this includes the invasion of the Moguls and the Arabs. http://www.iranicaonline.org/

jueves, 4 de enero de 2018

Group treks in Alamut

As from June 2018 there will be a special 5 day tour offered from Alamut to the Caspian hinterland. For further details watch this space/

sábado, 23 de diciembre de 2017

Oat- The documentary

A fascinating documentary by the late renowned anthropologist Dr Nader Afshar Naderi on the tribes of the Zagros mountains. https://www.aparat.com/v/RdfbY/%D9%81%DB%8C%D9%84%D9%85_%D8%A8%D9%84%D9%88%D8%B7_%D8%A7%D8%AB%D8%B1_%D8%AF%DA%A9%D8%AA%D8%B1_%D9%86%D8%A7%D8%AF%D8%B1_%D8%A7%D9%81%D8%B4%D8%A7%D8%B1_%D9%86%D8%A7%D8%AF%D8%B1%DB%8C

viernes, 22 de diciembre de 2017

Bird watching in Iran

There are 548 species of bird recorded in Iran which belong to 26 Order and 68 Families. If you are interested in a bird watching tour of Iran please write to info@caspiantrek.com Here is a useful website for reference http://www.iranbirds.com

domingo, 10 de diciembre de 2017

Ismailites and their Castles in Iran and Syria

This is a scholarly book on this interesting subject http://www.ibtauris.com/Books/The-arts/Architecture/Residential-buildings-domestic-buildings/Castles--fortifications/The-Eagles-Nest-Ismaili-Castles-in-Iran-and-Syria?menuitem={9FBE298D-9FCE-4C9A-A4FA-3C2B6D2D7D48}

martes, 5 de diciembre de 2017

Cloud Sunami

Andy was a man from down under. He was travelling with his girlfriend round the world doing a bit of everything, paragliding, deep sea diving etc and then they came to me for hiking. I chose Lemira a summer settlement south of Khoonegeli above the forest line. It is an authentic settlement of some 50 odd houses which only sees people in the hot summer months when people from Tonekabon escape the humid heat of the Caspian littoral to spend a few weeks with their families and friends there. There is still no road access to the village. Here is what we encountered. It was a memorable night of rain and wind but boy the clouds were amazing. https://youtu.be/NeGnIxvH1MU