Iran is the land of kebab; particularly if people are going to bother and go out to a restaurant, then it’s a festive meal and kebab is on the menu. Not the most exciting perspective for a non meat eater like me.
During my trip in Iran, tired to eat rice and bread after a while, I decided to try and make them grill vegetables. I bought a few onions, aubergines and courgettes on a food market and brought them to a street food restaurant.
The men were puzzled at first. It had never occurred to any of them that they actually could grill vegetables, it seems. But they gave it a go; and I enjoyed a fantastic dinner of grilled veggies with lime, garlic yoghurt, and Iran’s fantastic flatbread.
This week, Ailsa‘s photo challenge theme was Cook.
This week, Ailsa‘s photo challenge theme is Women.
When I was travelling in Iran, as opposed to most travelling Westerners who just wear a small scarf, I decided to try wearing the real Iranian-style headscarf.
It turned out a fantastic idea. It was so incongruous for them to see a Westerner with the Iranian scarf that most women couldn’t stop laughing at me! They were also teasing me because I didn’t manage to wear it properly.
Thanks to this styling choice, I received a lot of attention and smiles from local women, and some insisted in taking pictures with me.
A fabulous ice breaker!
Click here read more about what I enjoyed so much about travelling in Iran, and I hope you will be tempted to visit this beautiful country, too!
If you read my blog, I’m sure you know about my passion for Lenin statues.
This week, Ailsa‘s photo challenge theme is Snowy, so time for a session of Lenin statues covered with snow!
I’ve always wondered if anyone removes the snow from statues – in the deep of winter you rarely see Lenin covered, but it could be because the snow falls or is pushed by the wind. What is sure is that in the morning after a very heavy snow fall, Lenin statues can look hilarious! Here are a few (from me but also found elsewhere):