About Halfiranian

Halfiranian was born in Tehran in 1979 and came to the UK at the impressionable age of eight.

Despite hitting thirty, he’s still trying to understand how the world can be upside down when, in fact, there is no up. Or down. Hence the map.

Halfiranian speaks lots of languages badly. He’s worked for the UN, BBC, Greenpeace and various other organisations. All views here are his own.

Halfiranian’s home is the planet and he likes peace, equality, justice and pastel de nata.

He is currently learning to speak in the third person.


If you like the ‘South Up’ map that is used in this blog theme, Google “upside down world map” – an annoying search since the map isn’t upside down.

email: halfiranian at gmail dot com