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Abbas Zahra

Tehran, Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic Of

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Overview

  • 97 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Persian (Farsi)
  • 35, Other
  • Member since 2012
  • Abbas : Supervisor / Zahra: Medical ...
  • Abbas : Metallurgical Engineer, MBA ...
  • From Tehran, Teharn, Iran
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

We want to meet people, share good moments, discover the world, Showing the beauty of Iran.

ABOUT ME

I'd describe me and my wife (Zahra) as a smiling,friendly and quite easy going couple. Traveling is the joy of our life and we've traveled all around of Iran. We love the nature of Iran and for many years we've traveled to many beautiful scenes of Iranian nature which some are not easy to go. i've shared my experiences and some pictures of traveling around Iran in my Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/abbas.akbari.712

If we got any chance to travel (even 1 day) we wouldn't loose it. We also love to meet people with big dreams, love to host people no matter of their religion or their nationalities. In our religion Guest is the close friend to god and always more than welcome to our home. We won't forget those who honestly say hello to us.

PHILOSOPHY

Life is a journey, Enjoy it, Do Not Stop

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

We’ve hosted many couchsurfers from all around the world and both created and taken part in Couchsurfing meetups in Iran

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

-Hosting over 50 people from all around the world -Bunjee jumping encouraged by a british couple for the first time -Driving more than 4000Km in 9 days with people hardly know at the beginig, hardly say goodbye at the end -Celebrate a 60 years old traveler in the middle of Caspian sea at 3am -Convincing political police not to delete photos of a photojournalist couchsurfer -Leaving stuck car 2 times in desert once in forrest If you don't loose you won't learn

visited 11 states (4.88%)Create your own visited map of The World or Amsterdam travel guide for Android

Interests

Fruits : we have second stomach for fruits. how could life be without fruits Music is my Life. Traveling is my Life. Nature Photographing is definitely my life, even if i'm beginner in it. Movies, Mountaineering, Hiking, Air Sport, Driving ........ are my life. But honestly i didn't take any of them seriously, otherwise i would be a professional. it's pity.

Music, Movies & Books

Books : The Alchemist, Brida, The Fifth Mountain, Veronica Decides to Die (Most of Paulo Coelho's books) 100 years loneliness, Yi Jing

Movies : i(Abbas)'m addicted to movies. Between more 2500 movies i have , it's difficult to choose but for sure i hate horror movies. But i can remember some names like Beach, Once, Motorcycle Dairies, Heat, 12 years a slave, Katyn, Im Juli, Home(Documentary), Samsara (Documentary), Baraka (Documentary) Zahra hates dark movies.

Music : Soundtracks and themes are our favorites, Buddha Bar, Oliver Shanti, Sarah Brightman, Dido, Enigma, Era, Axiom of choice, .... and Iranian Traditional Musician : Seraj, Shajarian, Nazeri, Ali Ghorbani, .... But some music we will never forget : It's my life (Jon bon Jovi), Dove la More (Cher), Question of Honor (Sarah Brightman), Angel (Massive Attack), The Day Before We Went To War (Dido)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Watching life in silence : sunset on the sea, raising of clouds over mountain, a plant in the middle of desert, a mother who plays with her baby, ......

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: I just can say no matter how much i know, there are still more to know.

Learn: In Iran we have an Idiom that say : Every Head Has Another Thought. So when you come to my home just talk about anything you have seen, i'll learn. I'm like a sponge.

Share: My experiences traveling inside Iran

What I Can Share With Hosts

If guests come to us during Iranian weekend (Thursday and Friday) we will do a tour for them in Tehran consisting : Golestan Palace, Great Bazaar, Fire & Water Park, Milad Tower, Chitgar Lake, Baam-e-Tehran, Carpet Museum and some nice hidden place in Tehran. Also we will show them some symbols of Iranian life styles, Iranian beverage,we will take them to some traditional Iranian restaurant which serve something beside Kebab. If they want we can take them to Paragliding and Bunjee Jumping sites or ski resorts or aviation sports. We will cook for them traditional Iranian food and we expect them to cook some from their countries.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Iraq, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Turkey

Countries I've Lived In

Iran, Islamic Republic of

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