My Trip to Iran

Azadi Tower

Azadi Tower, Tehran, Iran

Last week my travel article Iran: time for travelers to return? was published on CNN Travel. There were 502 comments on the article and they’re fun to read. I’m grateful to Jim Louth, founder of Undiscovered Destinations who booked my visit, the Interests Section of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Washington, DC, who issued my visa, Lufthansa who flew me there via Frankfurt, and Mohammad Mahani who showed me around his country.

I’ve posted 117 of my Iran travel photos on Google Plus. Follow me through Iran’s capital Tehran, along the Silk Road from Qom to Yazd, to lovely Shiraz and ancient Persepolis, and finally to Iran’s most monumental city, Isfahan. Shown here is the Azadi Tower in Tehran, erected in 1973 to commemorate the 2500th anniversary of first Persian empire.

I’ve been to 185 of the 193 United Nation member countries and Iran is one of my favorites. I recommend it to you as a travel destination.