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I arrive in Tehran with the British Foreign Office advising against all but essential travel to Iran.  I sure wish I had listened to the warnings.  I spend 5 weeks backpacking Iran on my own.  As you can see from my photos, it was a very dangerous thing to do.

I mean, why on earth would anyone want to visit a country with one of the worlds oldest civilisations?

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The Iranians are expert in enjoying a cup of tea and cake in style.  This may be the only country in the world where the Starbuckers among us don’t go into deep depression without their vanilla shakers.  Below is a tea house in Shiraz.

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There are no pubs in Iran.  Can you believe that?  There I am on a Friday evening, walking over a vast pink salt lake towards the sun set with friends.  Not a pint in sight.

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Arriving in Tehran

I realized I was the only girl on the plane not dressed in Hijab as the wheels touched down on Tehran’s runway.  The seat belt sign was temporarily ignored as I jumped up to get my clothing.  I was nervous and excited, incessantly checking the scarf was still in place on my head, as I […] Click to continue reading →