My husband is Iranian and we are lucky enough to have a house in Iran. It gives us a base from which we can tour this fascinating and controversial country. Our next visit in just a few weeks time will be an exciting one with a family wedding, a baby due and my birthday to celebrate in true Iranian style with friends, family, food and festivities. I can’t wait.
Iran is a country which divides opinions; political, social, economic and religious but I make a big effort to visit with an open mind on the basis that so far I have no cause for complaint. I may have to wear conservative clothing and a headscarf, but that doesn’t bother me.
I am lucky that I see the Iranian people as they are and how they live. They are friendly and hospitable and have made me very welcome in their country.They are a proud nation and rightly so. I am looking forward to seeing my husband’s family and our friends again as well as making new ones. I am looking forward to visiting the family orchard, picking ripe fruit fresh off the trees, visiting spectacular mosques, the bazaar, climbing Zorastranian fire temples, eating water melons, shopping and picnicking at midnight.
2011 is shaping up to be a great year. I am looking forward to it.