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Honeymoon in Tehran: Two Years of Love and Danger in Iran

Azadeh Moaveni

Azadeh Moaveni, longtime Middle East correspondent for Time magazine, returns to Iran to cover the rise of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Living and working in Tehran, she finds a nation that openly yearns for freedom and contact with the West but whose economic grievances and nationalist spirit find an outlet in Ahmadinejad’s strident pronouncements. And then the unexpected happens: Azadeh falls in love with a young Iranian man and decides to get married and start a family in Tehran. Suddenly, she finds herself navigating an altogether different side of Iranian life. As women are arrested for “immodest dress” and the authorities unleash a campaign of intimidation against journalists, Azadeh is forced to make the hard decision that her family’s future lies outside Iran. Powerful and poignant, Honeymoon in Tehran is the harrowing story of a young woman’s tenuous life in a country she thought she could change.

City Maps Tehran Iran

James McFee

City Maps Tehran Iran is an easy to use small pocket book filled with all you need for your stay in the big city. Attractions, pubs, bars, restaurants, museums, convenience stores, clothing stores, shopping centers, marketplaces, police, emergency facilities and the list goes on and on. This collection of maps is up to date with the latest developments of the city. This city map is a must if you wish to enjoy the city without internet connection.

Tehran and Northern Iran map

ITMB Publishing

This is the first map of the Tehran published outside of Iran. The detailed, easy-to-read map shows city streets and also includes a detailed sectional map of the northern half of Iran on the reverse side.

Iran 1:1,500,000 Travel Map, waterproof, GPS-compatible REISE

Reise Knowhow

Iran 1:1,500,000 Travel Map, waterproof, GPS-compatible, REISE

This map is waterproof and tear-resistant, durable enough to survive time spent in the rucksack, pocket or on a restaurant table. It is double-sided to provide the best balance between a good scale and a convenient sheet size (size 100 x 70 cm / 39.5 x 27.5 in) with topographic and tourist information.

Topography is shown by altitude colouring with spot heights, mountain passes, and names of mountain ranges. Seasonal rivers and lakes, swamps, salt pans and oases are also marked. Internal administrative boundaries are shown with names of the provinces. Names of main cities are also given in the Arabic script, all other place names are shown only transliterated.

Road network includes local roads, indicating driving distances on main routes and most secondary roads, locations of petrol stations and border crossings. Railways, local airfields and ports are marked.

National parks and protected areas are highlighted. Symbols show locations of various places of interest, including UNESCO world heritage sites, archaeological remains, wells and water tanks, campsites and selected hotels, etc. Oil wells and oil and gas pipelines are marked. The map has a grid with latitude and longitude at intervals of 1º and an extensive index of localities with a separate list of national parks and reserves. Multilingual map legend includes English.

Transit Tehran: Young Iran and Its Inspirations

Malu Halasa

Things are never what they seem in the art of Sadegh Tirafkan, the new feminist journalism of Asieh Amini, and the romance Shi'a-style by new fiction talent Alireza Mahmoodi- Iranmehr. Other contributors include Newsha Tavakolian, named Best Young Photographer of 2006 by National Geographic, Abbas Kowsari, Javad Montazeri and Omid Salehi, who have continued to document the social transformation of their country in the face of mass closures of newspapers and magazines by the government. Above all, Transit Tehran celebrates the country's long tradition of artistic and cultural resistance that has influenced young Iranians, noticeably in the work of veteran editor and journalist Masoud Behnoud, photojournalist Kaveh Golestan, premier satirist and illustrator Ardeshir Mohassess, and photographer Mohsen Rastani.

The Rose Hotel: A Memoir of Secrets, Loss, and Love From Iran to America

Rahimeh Andalibian

In this searing memoir, Rahimeh Andalibian struggles to make sense of two brutal crimes: a rape, avenged by her father, and a murder, of which her beloved oldest brother stands accused. Her journey, eloquently and intimately told, is a tribute to the resilience of families everywhere.Andalibian takes us first into her family's tranquil, jasmine-scented days of prosperity in Mashhad. Iran, where she and her brothers grow up in luxury at the Rose Hotel, owned by her father. In the aftermath of hte 1979 revolution the family is forced to flee: first to the safety of a mansion in Tehran, next to a squalid one-room flat in London, and finally to California, where they discover they are not free from the weight of their own secrets. Caught between their parents' traditional values and their desire to embrace and American way of life, Andalibian and her brothers struggle to find peace in the wake of tragedy.In the tradition of The Kite Runner, House of Sand and Fog, and Reading Lolita in Tehran, this is a universal story of healing and rebirth.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Lonely Planet Iran (Country Travel Guide)

Andrew Burke

Lonely Planet IranPause on the Grand Stairway at Persepolis and imagine trumpeters heralding your arrivalIndulge in rosewater ice cream as you stroll between centuries-old bridges in EsfahanBelieve it when you see it: check out the world's most unexpected ski resortsRent a room with a view in a mountain village and watch life unfold as it has for centuriesIn This Guide:Two authors, five months of on-the-ground research, 379 invitations to teaPacked with tips for overlanders, women, and solo travelersIncorporates Farsi words and script throughoutGet up-to-the-minute info from other travelers on the Iran branch of the Thorn Tree: lonelyplanet.com

Iran: a photographic journey

Mr. Sebastian Noethlichs

'Iran - a photographic journey' takes the reader on a photographic journey of Iran's most famous historical and touristic sites. The journey begins and ends in Tehran and covers Shiraz, Persepolis, Isfahan and Kashan.

Iran 1:1,750,000 Travel Map, waterproof NELLES


Double sided, waterproof map of Iran.

Black Crack in Iran

Aslon Arfa

Creating an accurate picture of daily life in Iran is a difficult endeavor. Due to strict religious and moral codes, even photographing a woman inside her home without a scarf covering her head is all but impossible. Evidence of the censure of media in Iran has always been visible to Western nations, and has been brought to the forefront in the wake of the recent elections held there.  But, Tehran has a drug problem. On the streets, in back alleys, and in small, crumbling, low-cost apartments, Iranian crack addicts are finding their fix in steadily rising numbers. The crack—a term used to describe many types of crystallized narcotics—currently flooding the streets of Tehran is different from that found in the West in a significant way: the “black crack” in Iran is made from heroin, not cocaine. Intent on documenting the plight of these masses of addicts, Aslon Arfa struck out into the underbelly of modern Tehran, camera in tow. The results of his mission, compiled here in Black Crack in Iran, are devastating images of men and women in the midst of a downfall. Some, including a young man with glazed eyes and infected burns stretching across his torso, are closer to the bottom than others. Further complicating the documentation of the epidemic are the shame of addiction, the misunderstanding and disapproval of drug use by outsiders, and the lack of trust from suffering people whose sickness is also a crime punishable by death. Yet, after months spent in the trenches, Arfa has succeeded in bringing the closed-door activities of Iran’s most unseemly citizens to light in Black Crack in Iran.

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