Smiles are a universal language that help break down barriers in so many places. However, in advance of my recent trip to Iran, I decided to add a little Farsi to my repertoire. It was one of the best decisions I made. While Iranians are among the friendliest people I have encountered in my travels, they lit up when I tried to communicate in their native tongue.
The twelve days I spent in Iran were eye opening and enlightening. I loved the country, the history, the art and, most of all, the people. Engaging, hospitable, intelligent, compassionate and curious: from Tehran to Kerman, Yazd to Shiraz and on to Isfahan, Iranians themselves were the highlight of my trip.
Stay tuned for more on this fabulous adventure!