Story: Why Iran?
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 civilisation”.
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 teach.