If I have learned anything from current events, it is that one cannot and should not equate the words or actions of a government (or its leader) with its people. Not everyone in Great Britain voted for Brexit, for instance. Before I went to Iran, many friends and family members expressed dismay and disbelief that I would travel there. Even after I returned with photos and stories of the amazing people, culture and history, I encountered a lot of skepticism. Melissa Tan’s amazing video, which I came across on Travestyle –Matin Lashkari’s wonderful travel and culture blog– brought back wonderful memories.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, this video is worth volumes. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Maybe you have been to Iran, or now will plan to go!