The Pink Nasir al Molk mosque in Shiraz: It’s all about Colors and Craftmanship

The Nasir al Molk mosque in Shiraz is well known for its stained glass hall. Everyone calls it the Pink Mosque because of its extensive use of pink tiles and rose patterns. Although stained glasses are widely used for churches and it is not that common for mosque architecture, except very few ones, such as the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. And even that one isn’t as colorful as this mosque. Continue reading The Pink Nasir al Molk mosque in Shiraz: It’s all about Colors and Craftmanship

My experience of wearing a chador in Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine

Although the most instagramed spot in Shiraz being the pink mosque “Nasir ol Molk”, almost all the locals will tell you to check out Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine (Shrine of King of the Light) when you ask them for suggestions. Inside Shah-e-Cheragh you can find the tombs of Amir Ahmad (brother of Iman Reza) who was killed and now buried there.

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Happy SinterKlaas Day, Steemians!

Today is Dec. 6, SinterKlaas Day. The Sint is a popular character that looks similar to the better known Santa Claus, although many say that the figure of Santa Claus (or Father Christmas) and his role during Christmas, is largely based on our Sinterklaas. It is actually a festival celebrated extensively in the European low countries (the Nederlands, Belgium, Luxemburg and northern France). Continue reading Happy SinterKlaas Day, Steemians!

Chouffe Coffee: so Belgian, so Xmasy, so Delicious!

Chouffe Coffee is one of the liqueurs with 25% made in Belgium’s famous Brasserie d’Achouffe, with its iconic logo of the Chouffe gnomes.

Chouffe Coffee is a kind of liqueur based on Esprit d’Achouffe, which is an eau de vie (fruit brandy) distilled from 5-years-old beer. With the base of Esprit d’Achouffe, plus grain alcohol, coffee extracts, cacao and Juniper, and a strong dash of McChouffe (a beer made in the same Brasserie), which create the special coffee taste to Chouffe Coffee. Continue reading Chouffe Coffee: so Belgian, so Xmasy, so Delicious!