trip to Iran

The tombs of the Achaemenid kings at Naqsh-e Rustam

In November of 2014 we took a trip to Iran and visited Tehran, Shiraz, Persepolis, Isfahan and historic sites of the Persian empire.

Our visit began in Tehran and while there we did the usual visits to the former Shah’s residence and the numerous mosques, bazaars and palaces. The city of about 17 million is surrounded by mountains and has problems with air pollution and in the summer most people stay indoors if they can. November (which is autumn) is considered to be the best time to visit Tehran before the cold of the winter and after the heat of the summer.

We found the people very hospitable and polite but Iran has no real tourist industry so if we were not hosted it would have been difficult for us to make our own way. For more information see the previous blogs (Tehran blog, Tehran photosShiraz blog, Shiraz photos, Persepolis photosIsfahan blog, Isfahan photos)

I had finally edited the video of the trip to Iran and a short trailer below:

The  25 min YouTube version of the Trip to Iran is also available: