Pat on the back

Hasti
Behesht-e-Zahra
Family and friend
Northern Iran
Masouleh
The shah's legs
Mount Damavand
Inside Tehran's bazar
Boq'e-ye-Hordokieh
Kamal Al Molk
Eight years war, too much suffering
Tomb of Sa'di in Shiraz
Iranian dervish
Bushehr
Getting some fish
At Persepolis
Persepolis
Eman mosque
An Iranian girl
Eman mosque
Sheikh Lotfollah mosque
Si-o-seh bridge
Bazar-e-bozorg
Khomeini
Khomeini
It's a Persian babe!

You might have gathered I've been spending some time on mastering Farsi (Persian) recently. It's a bit of a struggle, even though the language isn't too hard in itself as its an Indo-European language, which means it's rather similar to European languages in general, as opposed to, say, Arabic or Turkish.

However, even though I've been working on the language for a while now, it can still be a challenge to actually read anything. Several children's books I've got, you know the type, one large picture per page with one or two sentences underneath, are still too hard to understand. Very frustrating.

But then, today, I was browsing around some websites aimed at the Persian-speaking populace on the internets and I was actually able to read (and understand, that's the bit that matters, dunnit) a piece of text. Ha!

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