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Discovering "Italian" Food In the US

Rob Carrillo,

A few weeks ago, one of our business intelligence experts, Francesco Merangolo left for the US for a three-month project. 

The time spent in the US was a great learning experience bot professionally and personally. However, one of the most interesting aspects of his time there was the food. His new American hosts were only too happy to introduce the Italian food there to Francesco.

Here are some of the various "Italian" food that found its way to the US:

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Day 14 - Back home. Thanks Iran!

Leonardo Paolino,

Friday the 5th was set as our day of departure. 

In the morning, we put our luggage in order and arranged everything we had to arrange for our return to Italy. Even with all we had to do to prepare for the trip back, we still left plenty of time to make one last bike ride. We went through a path through the Shiraz suburbs where it was possible to have some fun while riding our mountain bikes.

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Day 13 - Traveling through Shiraz

Leonardo Paolino,

On Wednesday morning, May 3, we spent about two hours in the car to reach Shiraz, where we stayed for two nights at Amin's home.

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Day 12 - From Sisakht to Koher, passing through Margoon Falls

Leonardo Paolino,

On the morning of May 2nd, we ascended by bike from Sisakht and climbed up to Mount Dina, which reaches about 5000 meters above sea level and is the highest among the Zagros Mountains (average height is around 3500 mt), up to a pass that separates that region with Isfahan.

In the afternoon, we decided to relax upon reaching the Margoon Falls. We still stuck to our program ... even if it was unexpected! We left in the morning at 10am we left on our mountain bikes and climbed along an asphalt road. It was a sunny day, which made it all easier.

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Day 11 - From Adoor to Margoon. May 1st in Iran

Leonardo Paolino,

On Monday morning, we left Adoor in our mountain bikes. Our goal was to get to the village of Margoon. The downhill ride from Adoor led us through great sights once more.

We decided to take a short break in a "primitive" village, built around what was originally a waterway, which was most likely interrupted around 1km away where there was a fish farm. It was actually benefiting from the water so much that it has caused the river to deviate.

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Day 9 and 10: Through Lake Sheivand and the Barz & Schuarz area

Leonardo Paolino,

Saturday, April 29

Last Saturday, we originally planned a day of rest. In fact, we decided we shouldn't ride our bikes at all. But, over the course of the day, the plan changed.

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Day 8: From Ghale Ghadam To Berjui, And Unexpected Guests Of The Luri Clan

Leonardo Paolino,

Finally, after a few days without internet, I've finally been able to post my update. Last Friday, April 28, we left Ghale Ghadam from the local cottage we were staying over from Thursday night. We walked about 5km uphill and then another 10kms downhill before reaching the village through a beautiful trail that afforded us some highland views. 

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Day 7 - Countryside Cottage and the Continuation of Our Bike Adventure

Leonardo Paolino,

We enjoyed our stop yesterday. After leaving Semiram and biking uphill, we arrived on a great and naturally-splendid plateau. Here, the Qashqai nomads, a group of Turkish speaking people in Iran, will be moving there for two weeks during the summer.

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Day 6 - 82 km Through Mt. Zagros. Tiring But Worth It!

Leonardo Paolino,

Wednesday was quite challenging. The route was quite long and it was uphill. We pedaled for 82kms through the Zagros mountain range towards Semirom.

 

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Off The Beaten Path: Our Bike Adventure Begins!

Leonardo Paolino,

Tuesday was a long day as well. After a great breakfast, we left Shahreza on our bikes and kicked off on our bike adventure!

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