Iran, my love…

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‘Travelling to Iran? You must be nuts! Iran is dangerous.’ – This was the sentence I heard the most when I told my friends that I was going to backpack in Iran.

I did not know then that I was about to create an enormous empathy for this country and its people.

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Old Persia is a fascinating country, full of history and culture. Visiting Persepolis, the ancient capital of Persia, is like time travelling to the past.

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The country will enchant every traveller whether he is looking for lost villages amidst snow covered mountains, deserts or even the beach.

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Getting lost in Iran is delicious! The majority of the population does not speak English but every one will help with a wide smile without ever asking for any recompense. I was constantly stopped on the street by Iranians who were genuinely interested to know where I came from and what I thought about Iran..

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Did I find the country dangerous? Yes, it is dangerous in the sense that after visiting Iran for the first time you will always want to return there. Now, back home, I find it difficult to stop speaking about the affability of the Iranian people. I am so overwhelmed by this people that I almost forget to speak about the beauty of the country itself!

I love Iran!

Photos: @ Rui Daniel da Silva

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