All my favorite Mosaic Walls, at Golestan Palace, Tehran

Golestan Palace is probably the most popular place to visit in Tehran. It literally means the Roseland Palace. The palace is a former royal Qajar complex in Tehran, which Kings of Qajar lived there. The area was huge, with a number of of different galleries and museums throughout. It is located in the center of Tehran, with a short walk from the Grand Bazaar and Park e Shahr, which made it the first choice to visit when I first arrived in Tehran.

What I love most was its huge and beautiful yard, especially those colorful decorative mosaic walls around the palace.

Journey around Brussels in the Vintage trams

Last month when I was in Lisbon for the SteemFest, I spared some time for a ride on the famous historic tram 28. After realizing how much I loved the best old days, I went on a tour the other day in the tram museum in Brussels, to discover more about the trams in the past days. I like travelling with trams and have done it in many European cities. We don’t have that many trams in China nowadays any more like in Europe, which makes me love the trams even more.

Dizi is more than a dish in Iran.

Dizi is a popular highlight of Persian cuisine. It’s unique, delicious, and fun to eat. They say the best dizi is in Tehran area but I was eating it every city I went to. It has been my favorite Iranian food. Today I’d like to introduce this interesting dish to you. Hopefully you can find it in one of those Iranian restaurants in your city and maybe give it a try one day.

Dizi is traditionally cooked in a stone pot or a metal pot, it is usually made with lamb, chickpeas, white beans, onion, potatoes, and tomatoes, turmeric, and dried lime nowadays. However back hundreds of years ago, it was only made of lamb and chickpeas, plus herbs, without any other vegetables. The most interesting part was how you eat it.

Sergei Parajanov museum in Yerevan – the artistic mind and creativity must be seen to be believed

If you are an art cinema lover, you should definitely check out the legendary Armenian film director and artist Sergei Parajanov‘s museum in Yerevan. The museum is situated near the Hrazdan gorge, an absolutely scenic area in town.

Despite that Mr. Parajanov had only produced a handful of films, he has be nominated by many film critics as genius. In this house museum, we can feel thoroughly his borderless fantasy, talent and vision. Parajanov is unique in Armenian art of 20th century. He was being banned from film-making and eventually thrown in the Soviet prison for five years.

Parajanov was dedicated to the handmade artworks during his time in prison. The museum in Yerevan displays a wide collection of photo collages and other pieces of art made by Parajanov. Without a word, it tells the story of this great Armenian film-maker.