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I’ve been a member of for a couple of years.  I’ve hosted people and been hosted, but mostly I used it to meet people in new cities–particularly in Tunis and Cairo, where most members don’t host travelers, but instead … Continue reading

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Urmia and Tabriz

Some photos from Urmia and an afternoon in Tabriz.    

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“..also spelled Nouruz, Norouz, Norooz, Narooz, Nawru, Nauruz, Nawroz, Noruz, Nohrooz, Novruz, Nauroz, Navroz, Naw-Rúz, Nowroj, Navroj, Nevruz, Newroz, Navruz, Navrez, Nooruz, Nauryz, Nevruz, Nowrouz.”  Stupid variable transliteration conventions! I arrived in Iran about a week before the beginning of … Continue reading

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Is it safe?

Yes, Iran is safe.  Stop being such a fretful ninny. When I told my friends that I got a visa for Iran, and was thus a step closer to fulfilling a dream I’ve had for almost twenty years, most of … Continue reading

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