Travel in Day-to-Day Iran

New Zealand author and journalist Jill Worrall’s travelogue Two Wings of a Nightingale: Persian Soul, Islamic Heart about her 8km road trip through Iran was unveiled during a recent ceremony at the Iranian Embassy in Wellington. The Iranian ambassador to New Zealand Seyyed Majid Tafreshi expressed his hope to extend cultural ties between the two countries, especially in the tourism industry. During Worrall’s journey, accompanied by Iranian friend Reza Mirkhalaf, she explores the caravanserai that were once a vital part of the silk routes that once crossed Persia, while also encountering many ordinary Iranians. Worrall has won two Qantas Media Awards for feature writing, was twice named New Zealand Newspaper Travel Writer of the Year and finally New Zealand Travel Writer of the Year.


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Jane Campion Casts Cumberbatch and Moss

Jane Campion Casts Cumberbatch and Moss

After a decade of being absent from the big screen, Academy Award-winner New Zealander Jane Campion is readying her first feature since 2009’s Bright Star. Campion will next direct her own…