Comments on: Iran: A Poem to the People http://uncorneredmarket.com/iranian-people-poem/ travel wide, live deep Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:29:27 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Audrey Scotthttp://uncorneredmarket.com/iranian-people-poem/#comment-959876 Thu, 17 Oct 2013 10:27:29 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=9867#comment-959876 @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.

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By: Masoudhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/iranian-people-poem/#comment-941481 Tue, 08 Oct 2013 15:27:41 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=9867#comment-941481 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.

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By: Thomashttp://uncorneredmarket.com/iranian-people-poem/#comment-909552 Sun, 29 Sep 2013 03:08:01 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=9867#comment-909552 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”.

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By: Thomashttp://uncorneredmarket.com/iranian-people-poem/#comment-909541 Sun, 29 Sep 2013 03:05:35 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=9867#comment-909541 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.

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By: Audrey Scotthttp://uncorneredmarket.com/iranian-people-poem/#comment-904621 Fri, 27 Sep 2013 16:00:33 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=9867#comment-904621 @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.

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By: Thomashttp://uncorneredmarket.com/iranian-people-poem/#comment-896234 Wed, 25 Sep 2013 06:42:50 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=9867#comment-896234 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?

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By: Audrey Scotthttp://uncorneredmarket.com/iranian-people-poem/#comment-859658 Fri, 30 Aug 2013 08:55:25 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=9867#comment-859658 @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!

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By: Rebeccahttp://uncorneredmarket.com/iranian-people-poem/#comment-859329 Fri, 30 Aug 2013 02:28:10 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=9867#comment-859329 Oh nevermind, I see now you were on a tour.(I’m reading things a TAD out of order) That might not be an option for me since I’m bike touring, but I can still hope that policies will change in the next 4 or however many years it takes me to get there!

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By: Rebeccahttp://uncorneredmarket.com/iranian-people-poem/#comment-859310 Fri, 30 Aug 2013 02:13:38 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=9867#comment-859310 This is a beautiful piece. I’m new to your blog and working my way through some of the archives, but from what I can see you have a very similar approach to travel and to life as me. Part of my goal with my blog which I’m going to start next month(my trip starts in a year) is to show people the reality of countries and introduce them to different cultures. If I can cause only one person to realise that what they see in the news is not the end all to a country then it will be worth it. To that goal I’m going to create a section where I ask people during my travels one thing they want the world to know about their country and compile the answers. I told my friend from Guatemala about this and he said he’d want the world to know that Guatemala isn’t dangerous. I suspect this will be a common enough answer.

Just one question(for now)- how did you get visas for Iran? I’ve heard nothing but good things about it, but the current policy seems to be that Americans can’t get one unless they are part of a package tour. Maybe it was different when you went? Well it will be a while until I go, perhaps the policy will change again.

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By: Audrey Scotthttp://uncorneredmarket.com/iranian-people-poem/#comment-653522 Thu, 04 Apr 2013 10:04:47 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=9867#comment-653522 @Soorena: Thank you for your kind comment. It made my morning. We have incorporated our experiences in Iran and the kindness we were shown all the time by Iranian people into our speaking presentations. We also hope that people will understand that Iranian people and its ancient civilizations have respect and want peace for everyone. We hope everything we all do helps to promote peace and understanding between our different countries.

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