A Trip to Iran - Part 1

by Ben Mckechnie November. 12, 2016 1213 views


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ack in May 2010, I spent a month traveling around Iran. This was back before British travelers required a tour guide to accompany them for the duration of their trip. I traveled alone and used the internet to arrange staying with families and groups of students. 

Let me introduce you to a country I believe is one of the world's most rewarding destinations for travel. 

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WIDE PLAINS OF AZERBAIJAN PROVINCE, NORTHWEST IRAN

MY IRANIAN FRIENDS IN THE BACKSTREETS OF KARAJ, TEHRAN'S SISTER CITY

ARCHWAY ENTRANCE TO JAMEH MOSQUE, KERMAN

IRANIAN NAVY SAILORS RELAX IN PARK-E LALEH, TEHRAN

COOLING OFF BENEATH THE ARCHES OF KHAJU BRIDGE, ESFAHAN

FRUIT AND VEGETABLE SELLER CALLS OUT, KERMAN BAZAAR

CHARITABLE GIVING, KERMAN BAZAAR

HANIF THE PERSIAN CARPET SALESMAN, ESFAHAN BAZAAR

MOUNT SOFEH SEEN BEHIND KHAJU BRIDGE, ESFAHAN

ROAD FROM KERMAN TO NEHBANDAN, LUT DESERT

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To be continued.

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Ram Ya 4 years, 2 months ago

What an amazing series, Ben.
I loved the portrait you did in #8. The Mosque entrance is stunning as well.

Thanks for sharing with all of us.

4 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 4 years, 2 months ago

A country that is in my bucket list. Great street pictures Ben. I had two or three iranian friends here in PB but they've all disappeared. :-(

4 years, 2 months ago Edited
Ben Mckechnie Replied to Antonio Gil 4 years, 2 months ago

Definitely go, you won't regret it. I still keep in touch with my friends in Iran almost 7 years later.

4 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess 4 years, 2 months ago

Thanks for letting us see, what many of us would never see, otherwise.....Fascinating series, Ben....
I'll be keen to see more......

4 years, 2 months ago Edited
Ben Mckechnie Replied to Jay Boggess 4 years, 2 months ago

Thanks Jay, there'll be a follow-up. Feel free to check out my published piece on Iran: http://matadornetwork.com/change/britain-declared-iran-safe-travel-heres-figured-years-ago/

4 years, 2 months ago Edited
Carl Schraefel 4 years, 2 months ago

wow! Great set.

4 years, 2 months ago Edited
Ben Mckechnie Replied to Carl Schraefel 4 years, 2 months ago

Thanks Carl, there will be a part 2.

4 years, 2 months ago Edited
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