Iran / Summary
Wow Iran exceeded all my expectations. The people are generous and fantastic hosts
It is such a beautiful country and the towns and cities I visited all had a rich cultural heritage and many sites worth seeing. Some of them take your breath away. The scenery is diverse as you can get. I know I spent a lot of time riding through deserts but that doesn't mean that it's just barren with nothing to see it has it's own beauty, it's just that the roads are dead straight and it's just bloody hot.
I really loved this country with it's long history and culture which dates back thousands of years.
Highlights : The people. Laid back in Bam. Yazd the city in the middle of 2 deserts.
Shiraz the liberal young city and Esfahan for it's architectural brilliance.
Lowlights: Drivers, drivers and drivers (they scare the hell out of you)
Posted by Ross MacDonald at July 28, 2009 05:29 PM GMT
Also closing roads in the middle of the day!
Yes there may be some political issues but I think there is a movement for change especially amongst the young people. People in the west need to understand that Iran still suffers under oppressive UN sanctions. Even though it has some of the largest oil reserves in the world, petrol is rationed!
Would I visit Iran again???
Damn right, But I think I would come in the Spring next time and not the hot season