Ich bin lost

Photo essay: Out and about town

by Jahanshah Javid

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JJ's trip?

by dood (not verified) on

JJ, no recent updates? Either you are back or you found Amsterdam - be dood et reseedi.

Love your trip and coverage.

Rosie T.


by Rosie T. on

no, bunny-cake, sorry to differ, ALL including Persian etymological children of PIE (Proto-Indoeuropean), the lost Mother Tongue, Zaban-e-madar, Child of the Eurasian Steppe and her chariots, driving the Fathers to Europe, Iraan and India those five thousand years ago.

And here we all are again in Shoetown, Cyberspace...just like a Star Trek "borg." 




by Bejan Baran (not verified) on

JJ bon voyage- burg German, bourgh Russian, Burk English, Bourgeoisie French, .. all are etymologically derived from Persian Borj. Safe return.

Rosie T.

Also to Goldust, friend of flowers and powder of gold

by Rosie T. on

And if I may be so bold as to note, anyone thinking of HITCHHIKING from Amsterdam to Nice for lack of funds and having to accept a donation from a friend to pay for an Internet connection in his hotel is hardly on anyone's payroll. As my inner city remedial writing students at City University of New York would say, "Du-uh." Loosely translated, it means, "Are you kidding?" And in the context of this particular thread, I would add, don't you people read? Aren't you interested in the complexity of the reality of the human beings here on this website? Behind these black markings on a white screen, and behind these images, every single one of us is a human....not an IDEA....not a SECRET AGENT of some abstract idea... "What a piece of work is man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god!  the beauty of the world, the paragon of animals! And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust?"  (Hamlet's speech in the graveyard, William Shakespeare)


Ham Ich bin lost




Jahanshah Javid

Bringing democracy?

by Jahanshah Javid on

Goldust Khan,
Nobody needs to ask me to work for democracy. I work for it every day. I don't need money from the U.S. or any other government or organization to do so.

Red Wine

RedWine <--- Is Agha (LoL)

by Red Wine on

JJ joun-e aziz ,you are the boss,i always listen to your choises ! vali bedun keh in jaha kheili ha hastan keh deleshun mikhad shoma ro beshnasan va chand kalum ba shuma ekhtelat kunan (shemrouni accent !) .


Omid varam keh hamisheh moafagh bashi va salem va javid .

Chakeretim and thx for all you do for iranian.com :=) . 


No shame than come clean

by I am not a number (not verified) on

I ask you directly
Have you been approached directly or indirectly to engage in “bringing democracy?”



Bringing Democracy or Puppet Tyrants?

by goldust (not verified) on

I know that you know better! What demcracy? it is only a nice sounding name for US who is spending the $86 million to bring down the iranian regime and bring it under its control, and re-own our country! another word, it is not a coincidence to invite you there with your web site! They need you to help them! free! well......

Jahanshah Javid


by Jahanshah Javid on

RedWine aziz,

Man mokhlessetam. Moshkel eeneh keh man heech barnaamehrizi nakardam va pool mool ham yokhteh! Baraay hamin aslan maloom neest daaram cheekaar mikonam. Etefaaghan yeh hafteh deegeh daaaram meeram Nice, jonoobe mamlekatetoon! Vali nemeedoonam baa ghataar beram, baa autobus beram, hitch hike konam...!

Beh har haal az een forsat estefaadeh meekonam va az hameh blog post haaye kheyli jaalebet tashakor meekonam. Kheyli Agha/Khanoomi :o)


Clean City????????????????????

by Ano (not verified) on

In pic 20 you say the city is clean, but look at pic 16....hmmmmm....

Red Wine

JJ hameh ja boro inja naya !

by Red Wine on

Ufff ... In agha JJ hameh ja mireh beh gheir az France !!! baba ageh Spain ham beri, khiali nist,miram unja ba dasteh gol montazeret mishinam :D .


Montaha in agha JJ,faghat ba pouldara micharkheh ! ma bacheh shemrouni hayeh faghir,bahas ba Farah pahlavi va ye mosht mojahed aghab oftadeh va mashruteh khah-e kapak zadeh yeki beh do konim !

Agha JJ, khosh bashi :=) .


Kein problem!

by samuel on

Das ist ein möglichkeit für ihnen ein bisschen Deutsch lernen!:) Aber bitte nicht vergessen Deutsche bier probieren auch!:) 

Just said that's a great opportunity for you to learn some German over there but please don't forget to try some German beer!:)



by caspianseamermaid on


Jahanshah Javid


by Jahanshah Javid on

Thanks Khodadad. My German sucks more than I thought :O))

Niki Tehranchi


by Niki Tehranchi on

I hadn't heard that in such a long time. Yum yum, I loved them and they tasted WAY better than M&Ms. Or maybe I am just romanticizing everything that happened in childhood. Then again, don't we all?

Safar-e Khoshee daashteh baash and come back safe and sound and refreshed. (And please no more ideas about moving to Berlin, if you turn iranian.com into a German language magazine, I have to brush up on my high school German too and like you, I don't remember much!)

Rosie T.

It is true...

by Rosie T. on

"Berg" means mountain but "Burg" means either "castle", or "town" as a suffix (Hamburg, Freiburg, many more...).  It is related to "burgher, bourgeois" (of the town), and also "borough." So JJ gets a C for close enough.


Khodadad Rezakhani

Schuh Berg

by Khodadad Rezakhani on

JJ jaan, berg means mountain. Schuh-berg: shoe mountain/hill.

Rosie T.

Is that front photo

by Rosie T. on

a picture of you with your teacher, Swami Grinch? You look like the cat who swallowed the canary. Maybe you just stole Christmas from Hooville...? or Berlin? :D


JJ try Hashish in Amsterdam.

by Hashish (not verified) on

JJ try Hashish in Amsterdam. You said the menu has names, but you can ask them if they have Hashish and not Marijuana. Try Hashish first and let us know how it is! Not sure how they smoke it now but back in 70s you'd put a little bit on a needle and then lit it and keep it under a glass smoking. Once the smoke filled the glass, you'd lift the glass slightly and then suck the smoke out. I'm sure there are other 'chic' and 'modern' ways too. Just try both Hash and Marij and let us know!