Sunday, June 14, 2015


Around Shiraz today. We started in the Tehran airport where we discovered a famous Iranian actor, Dariush Arjmand, was also traveling to Shiraz. Nadia was thrilled to speak with him and get a selfie. He acted before the revolution and afterwards directed and produced films. 

In Shiraz at the tomb of the great Iranian poet Hafeziah, people wanted to take pictures with us. One of the teenaged girls asked if she could kiss and hug me because I reminded her of her grandmother. She was lovely. We met a family from Vancouver on the plane...they left Iran when their teenaged son, now 17, was 3. A charming kid, he asked us a lot of questions and had lovely manners. This family and two Americans, now living in Thailand, are following the same route as us around the country.

Mira Servino, Nadia look alike.

Nadia looks like Mira Servino at times and at others like "The girl with the pearl earring".
At the citadel, Arg-e Karim Khan Zand.

Teens pushing the limits of the dress code. Above all, the ass must be disguised or covered. Women cannot ride bikes or motorcycles lest a bit of ass show. I was surprised to learn today that no woman's voice can be heard in concert or on the radio. 

In the lovely bath at the citadel. 

1 comment:

  1. Yes, Nadia does look like Mira and the girl with the pearl earring.
    Thanks for taking this trip for all of us ! I'm really enjoying it.