Leaving the Silk Road October 24th 2009 Sitting at Imam Khomeini airport, the only thing I can think about is how the environment of the ancient Silk Road changed over the millennium. I have traveled from the beginning of the Road in China to its midway in Middle East, each border crossing requiring extensive visa application process, and each country requiring a local guide to translate lunch orders. It was not like this 2,000 years ... read more
Middle East » Iran » North » Tehran Known as Persia until 1935, Iran became an Islamic republic in 1979 after the ruling monarchy was overthrown and the shah was forced into exile. Conservative clerical forces established a theocratic system of government with ultimate political author... ... read more
Everyone has a travel bug, and most of the time it lays dormant. Mine was fully grown after the first round the world two years ago. Now it's hungry. A serious dose of roaming foreign lands is needed. 9 countries in 75 days (The World Trip Map). Looking forward to the trek.
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