Comments on: Iran: A Poem to the People travel wide, live deep Sat, 04 Jul 2015 22:04:40 +0000 hourly 1 By: Audrey Scott Mon, 22 Sep 2014 02:16:39 +0000 Dear Niki,
Thanks for your kind comments and your welcome for visitors to Iran. One of the goals of our travels is to share different stories and perspective of a place. We hope to be able to visit Iran again one day!

By: Niki Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:46:49 +0000 Dear Daniel and Audrey,thank you for your visit to Iran.i am a Persian girl from Tehran/Iran who is now very happy and thrilled that you like it here.
I am so happy that you guys now see the real Persian people and you do not judge them only by what’s propaganda tells you to believe…
We all are kind of people who treat our tourists like they are a precious and famous people.
So please do visit Iran some time again and bring your friends too!
best wishes,

By: Mahshid Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:59:34 +0000 hi welcome to my country… i hope u enjoyed in my country & had nice times
if u need help about Iran i can help u

By: Audrey Scott Thu, 17 Oct 2013 10:27:29 +0000 @Thomas: Hopefully as relations improve between Iran and the United States, there will be fewer hurdles to jump through to visit Iran and engage with its people in a natural way.

@Masoud: Thanks for your kind comment. One of the great benefits of travel is to be able to meet people and see how things really are versus what we see in the news or in movies. Through the stories on our blog we try to share this for those who perhaps don’t have the opportunity to travel.

By: Masoud Tue, 08 Oct 2013 15:27:41 +0000 this is very pleasant to find you care for the “real” Iran.I hope more and more of us, become to understand the majority of each other. the same policy is being used to show you to us in a false different way.

Dear Audrey
It feels very good to read about my country in your blog. well done.

By: Thomas Sun, 29 Sep 2013 03:08:01 +0000 But as an American I am not allowed there. Then I asked if I could hang out with math teachers during lunch, I was told that it was not an approved tourist destination , so, “No”.

By: Thomas Sun, 29 Sep 2013 03:05:35 +0000 In my preparations for my journey, I want to make contact with people, not monuments, not paintings or palaces, as a school teacher I am interested in Iran’s future not her past,; despite what Teddy Roosevelt said about the value of studying history. (( learned that from the English movie I am teaching, Night in the Museum).

So I am practicing origami, which I intended to show to Jr high kids the way origami canbe applied to Geometric equations and proofs.

By: Audrey Scott Fri, 27 Sep 2013 16:00:33 +0000 @Thomas: Many people in Iran are hoping for change and more contact with the rest of the world, so I do hope it does happen sooner rather than later.

By: Thomas Wed, 25 Sep 2013 06:42:50 +0000 Yeah, well, I think the lemonade is getting stronger and stronger. So be prepared to really pucker up when the little Iranian girl finally brings you a cup.
I don’t honestly see a dramatic change in the near term (2 years I say). But I believe with more than just my heart, that things will be different.

However don’t you find the Iranian structure of government the most interesting in the world?

By: Audrey Scott Fri, 30 Aug 2013 08:55:25 +0000 @Rebecca: Glad you found our site and thanks for taking the time to read through so many of the articles. We realize it’s a bit all over the place to get the order of things. First of all, congrats on your upcoming trip and the goal of your journey. The question you plan to ask is perfect. And I think you’ll find a lot of people answering like your Guatemalan friend – that their country and people are not dangerous or extreme like people usually see on the news.

As for your question about traveling to Iran, you have two options as an American. Take a tour or get a private guide. We did both – we had a tour for 2 weeks and then a private guide for a week. As you’re traveling on bicycle you’d need the private guide option. How that would work with a bicycle I’m not sure, but I do know that if you start to inquire with different authorized guides/companies you’ll find a way to make it work. Iranians are rather entrepreneurial and creative even within government and legal constraints. Good luck! Sounds like it will be an amazing journey!