A banner in the Mazanderani language on Chalus’ Main Street.
Although the languages of northern Iran have long literary traditions, today it is rare to see either Mazanderani or Gilaki in their written form. 229 more words
The Hyatt hotel in Ramsar was one of the first major American hotels to open in the country around 1972.
With a prime beachfront location on the Caspian coast it quickly became a symbol of the kind of modernity and “Westernized” leisure that Tehran’s rising middle class was looking for in a domestic beach vacation. 156 more words