Winter Wonderland; German Christmas Markets

I wasn’t born in a Christian family, yet Christmas has been special to us for two reasons. We moved to England when I was barely 7 and being lucky enough to have parents that embraced other religions and customs, we decorated Christmas trees, hung stockings and received gifts. This never took away from the excitement and delight of our Persian New Year’s celebration- Nowruz- a … Continue reading Winter Wonderland; German Christmas Markets

Thessaloniki; a Grecian La-La-Land

“Because every Persian should see Greece” was how I constantly found myself responding to the question, “why Greece?” I first got familiar with Thessaloniki when I met Apollo. Back then I could not even pronounce the name of the city. It had too many consonants for my mouth. Yet I had two postcards bearing the simple sentence of “live your myth in Greece” pasted on my … Continue reading Thessaloniki; a Grecian La-La-Land