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I am married to my loving husband for more than 38 years now. I am a mother to 3 beautiful children, until 11 years ago when I lost my youngest son. Since then my life is forever altered but yet unbroken....

My Travel Journal

"There isn't much I haven't shared with you along the road and through it all there'd always be tomorrow's episode" - Elton John

I started traveling around the world since early 80s when I had the opportunity to combine business trips with vacations. Then later when my rezeki is in abundance, there were numerous other trips along the way for vacations, most of the time with hubby and the kids when the timing is right. I have also started to compile the journal and photo-pages covering almost more than 25 years of world wide travel. Some destinations I visited just once, others many times. Many of those places are the obvious famous places people would like to visit but some, the casual traveler doesn't even think to try. I have placed links to my travel at the side bar of my personal page, My Life Reflections, and will be updating them from time to time.

My wish is to continue my travel and complete circumnavigate the globe, insyaAllah…

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Iran Day 14: Tehran - KL


"We  are not perfect, we are learning. That's the beauty in our specific learning..."

(Please leave your shoes outside)

Day 14: Monday, 20 Mar 2016
Route: Tehran - KL
Flight W5 083 IKA/KUL


This morning we celebrated the Nowruz together with the hotel guests and staff.

Nowruz is the name of the Iranian New Year, also known as the Persian New Year, which is celebrated worldwide by Iranian peoples, along with some other ethno-linguistic groups, as the beginning of the New Year.

(A rose for the hotel guests)
(Listening to Khameini New Year greetings on TV)

Nowruz is the day of the vernal equinox, and marks the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. It usually occurs on March 21 or the previous/following day, depending on where it is observed. Although having Iranian and religious Zoroastrian origins, Nowruz has been celebrated by people from diverse ethno-linguistic communities for thousands of years. It is a secular holiday for most celebrants that is enjoyed by people of several different faiths, but remains a holy day for Zoroastrians.

(A large poster of happy faces of Iranians)

Carpet Museum, Tehran

This morning we visited the Carpet Museum located in Tehran, beside Laleh Park. The Carpet Museum exhibits a variety of Persian carpets from all over Iran, dating from the 18th century to the present. The museum's exhibition hall occupies 3,400 square meters and its library contains 7,000 books.

(The Carpet Museum is opened on public holiday)
(Beautiful yellow flowers outside the Museum)

(Shoes cover to protect the carpets from dirt and dust)

The museum was designed by the last Queen of Iran, Farah Diba Pahlavi. The perforated structure around the museum's exterior is designed both to resemble a carpet loom, and to cast shade on the exterior walls, reducing the impact of the hot summer sun on the interior temperature.

(Carpet display in the museum)
(Carpet display in the museum)
(Carpet display in the museum)
(Carpet display in the museum)
(Carpet display in the museum)
(Carpet display in the museum)
(Carpet display in the museum)
(Waiting for our bus outside the museum)
(Artistic decorative staircase)
(Another decorated staircase)
(Easter eggs in the park)
(Lamb kebab and fries)
(Beautifully colored flowers)

Niavaran Cultural/Historic Complex

The Niavaran Complex‎ is a historical complex situated in Shemiran, Tehran. It consists of several buildings and monuments built in the Qajar and Pahlavi eras. Its formation dates back to the Qajar Dynasty. This Complex which has been changed to a museum after the Islamic Revolution was administered jointly with Sa’adabad Complex. Presently, it is comprised of five museums Niavaran Palace Museum, Ahmad Shahi Pavilion, Sahebqaranieh Palace, Jahan Nama museum and the private library, and other cultural, historical and natural attractions including the Blue Hall, Private Cinema, Jahan Nama Gallery, and Niavaran Garden.

(Buildings and monuments built in the Qajar and Pahlavi eras)
(Saheb Qaranie House)
(A clear blue sky)
(The Kushak of Ahmad Shah)
(The Niavaran House)
(Walking in the woods of Niavaran Complex)
(Mosaic tiles decorating the wall)

We had lunch at a local restaurant in town then went back to the hotel to pick up our luggage. On the way to the hotel we passed the Tabiat Bridge, which is the largest pedestrian overpass built in Tehran. The 270 metre bridge connects two public parks, Teleghani Park and Abo-Atash Park by spanning the Shahid Modarres, one of the main highways in northern Tehran.

We performed our prayers in the hotel before we boarded the bus to the airport. Our Mahan Air flight W5 083 IKA/KUL arrived in KLIA safely on time.

(Tabiat Bridge, the longest pedestrian bridge)
(Arriving at the airport just in time to check-in)
(In KLIA, Iwan just arrived from LA the same time too)

Alhamdulillah…..

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