Why? I get that question a lot. Mostly, it’s because I love a good challenge and getting into Iran is no small feat. I also love history and Iran is a country with one of the richest and deepest historical stories… it also has some of the friendliest people I’ve ever met.
It’s funny how it goes… in my experience, countries with the least amount of tourists are the friendliest to visitors. Iran was no exception.
Unfortunately, it’s a country with a government which seems hell-bent on making life for its citizens miserable and one that has a desire to alienate itself from the west.
Although Iran is deep in history, culture, and is way off the beaten path, it’s never a good time to visit Iran.
So this year I decided to stop putting the adventure off, “It’ll never be a good time to visit” … with Baby #2 on the way, I decided that it was now or never.
This year, I finally made this trip happen.
This slideshow chronicles my trip throughout Iran in June 2010.