I was asked constantly, both by my European friends and the
local people I met along the way.
For its ethnic diversity. Persians, Kurds, Turks, Lurs, Arabs,
Turkmen and Baluchis are just some of those who make up the rich
cultural tapestry, with the country referred to as the “cradle of
For astrology, for the desert. To see Persepolis and the tomb of
Darius the Great. For the “Hippie Trail” and the revolution – and
the lack of tourists who have ventured there since. For homemade
liqueurs and underground parties.
To slip my moorings and see the world through a different lens.
To meet people and experience places that challenge my
preconceptions on a journey through a land that has much to