AUTHOR: Khodadad DATE: 4:08:00 PM ----- BODY: It has indeed been a long time since I posted to this weblog, about 20 days actually, but I guess I have a good excuse: I was traveling! In fact, I am still traveling, if travel means being away from home. Another good excuse is that Blogger kept on giving me "Page not Found" errors when I tried to publish the post!

I am now in Villefranche sur Mer, a little town just east of Nice in south of France. I got here after a week of traveling to London, Cambridge (where I saw a good friend of mine and spent the night in Ancient India and Iran Trust, Sir Harold Baily's old residence!), and Orleans, where I saw another friend and a fellow blogger, Amir Hesabdar.

Now, I am here in Villefranche, and I am quite enjoying the place too, thank you very much! It is quite a charming "resort" town, or rather a regular southern France village with typical "savoi" style architecture (the area was part of the duchy of Savoi whose dukes later became kings of Italy!). The influx of tourists, all kinds, but many Americans, had turned it into an "exotic" destination, meaning everything is overpriced! Fortunately, a good deal of the old, original charm still remains.

I will write more later, and follow up on the discussion on history. Till then!
-------- AUTHOR: Khodadad DATE: 9:17:00 PM ----- BODY: This is just a quick note to let everyone know that I am okay and just have had problems accessing the internet and posting to the blogger (which keeps on giving me "Page not Found" errors). I will write more later.
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