Tourist & Resident Guide to Iran

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Fresh pistachios in Iran

Pistachios in IranIranian pistachios are famous all over the world. Here, when in season, they are also eaten fresh. A fleshy skin protects the familiar shell, keeping the kernel inside moist. Milky tasting and unsalted, they are somewhat reminiscent of soy beans or chick peas.

“Bush I lave [sic] you”

Bush I Lave YouPro-Bush graffiti spotted in the wealthy middle class suburb of Velenjaq, Northern Tehran.

Despite the official rhetoric which demonises the US as “The Great Satan”, a significant minority of Iranians see “Uncle Bush” as a potential saviour from Iran’s current political situation.

Wealthier Iranians with access to higher education, the internet, satellite television and foreign travel often have strong pro-Western leanings but their number is dwarfed by the millions of under-educated poor who crowd the streets of southern Tehran and constitute the majority of the rural population.

Any guesses as to the lower scribble?