Student Travel Column: Destination Iran


Yazd in Iran. This ceremony in Iran is called “Sadeh” for a Zarostian religion, which is an old religion for Persians. Courtesy photo credit: Mandana Azimi.

Julie Gauthier

Mandana Azimi, 31, is a CSUN student years old, student in Mass Communication who traveled to Iran.

Q: Where did you travel?

A: “Different parts of Iran such as Qeshm and Kish iland, Yazd, Isfahan, Shiraz.”

Q: What is your favorite place you visited?

A: “Yazd a city in Iran.”

Q: How long was you trip for?

A: “4 days.”

Q: What did you do?

A: “Visit[ed] the historical places there .”

Q: What was your favorite dish?

A: “Ghorme Sabzi, which is a Persian dish and they make it different in that city from what [I’m used] to.”

Q: Did you go with friends? Family?

A: “With a tour.”

Q: Any mistakes you’ve made or something you would have done differently?

A: “Not planning ahead of time.”

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Yazd in Iran. Courtesy Photo Credit: Mandana Azimi.


Q: Do you have any trip advice for a student who wishes to travel?

A: “Research about the area first, have the map and have a plan about the places you want to visit so you won’t waste your time when you are there trying to find out what you should do.”

Q: Best travel quote?

A: “’The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.’ from Saint Augustine.”

Q: Where would your next trip be?

A: “I’m not sure yet but I really want to visit Europe.”

Q: Have you ever traveled alone? Would you wish to do it? Why or why not?

A: “Yes, I did. I love traveling alone because I can feel and grasp more when I am alone.”

Q: What does traveling mean to you?

A: “Being alive.”