I found an amazing contest in last Sat.'s Calgary Herald and I'll participate. A travel story must be sent to the website and great prizes are offered for that. I've prepared my Alamut Castle trip with Fariborz years ago in Iran. I don't even remember what year it was but recall many detail. The story must be in MS Word format and not exceeded more than 2000 words. It should be attached to an e-mail and sent to contests part of http://www.travelandtransitions.com/. I also have photos from that trip but they are all at home. So I'll use a few selected photos that I've found them in the net. I guess the contest is offered only to only Canadian residents but check the website out for the detail. I may put my story here as well although it's not related to this part of the globe. The contest will be closed at the end of Aug. and winners will be announced by mail at the end of Sep.