Rick concludes his trip with a family feast, gratifying visit to the ruins at Persepolis, and reaffirmation that understanding Iran’s proud history, rich culture, and friendly, curious citizens is a s...Show More
Stark countryside mixes with fertile river valleys where remnants of the Silk Road reveal the value and fragility of Iran’s heritage. In Shiraz, sprawling gardens provide tranquil corners for visitors...Show More
In Esfahan, families mourn loved ones in the Martyr’s Cemetery, the sprawling bazaar entices with things uniquely Persian flanking basics of daily living, and, as twilight approaches, friends gather a...Show More
Esfahan — one of the finest cities in Islam and the cultural heart of Iran — is an ideal place to better understand the complexities of politics mixed with religion.
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A mixture of modesty and vanity converge in Tehran, from the wealthy north end, to the cheap, colorful snack bars downtown. Miles away, in Iran's arid valley, picturesque Abyaneh offers a look at vill...Show More
With the Islamic Revolution came a revolution of values still evident in Tehran today. Billboards and murals mix religion and patriotism, advancing the legislation of morality and ultimate authority h...Show More
In this first installment, Rick explores the youthful, noisy capital city of Tehran, delves into the country's long and tumultuous history, visits the National Museum, and connects with locals, who ar...Show More