Liebster ten – the next place

Liebster ten - the next place

Persepolis
Iran
23 Apr 2017

Josie of Josie Wanders asked me to answer ten questions as part of the nomination process for the 2017 Liebster Award.

10. Where are you off to next?

Normally, my big trip this year would be bookended on Oslo, for the 2017 World BookCrossing Convention. I love seeing so many of my Internet friends as we explore a new land together, leaving a trail of free books.

Unfortunately, it conflicts with the second half of our tour to Iran. Last year we spent a week in the north of Iran, having an unforgettable time in this historic, beautiful, and friendly land. There was an opportunity to do the first half of the three-week trip, and we chose that because:

  • The 2016 BookCrossing Convention in Athens was being held the next weekend, and
  • We weren’t sure if we’d like Iran.

As it turned out, we loved it. The restrictions imposed by the state religion were not onerous, the tour was well-organised and comfortable, the tour leader had a stock of awful jokes, and the head guide was a powerhouse in dealing with recalcitrant officials.

We had a great time and were kind of sorry we hadn’t stayed on.

So this year, we’re doing the south and centre of Iran. Persepolis, Yazd, Shiraz, Isfahan, and Tehran. And lots more.

I can hardly wait until April!

Pete

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