Other than four trips to Australia and my current trip around South America, from Santiago to Buenos Aires via Antarctica on a cruise (posts to come in January), I made three other overseas trips this year…
Somewhere I’d long wanted to visit, and yet somehow it completely exceeded my already high expectations. Iran is home to an incredible abundance of history, architecture, food, natural beauty, and the friendliest people in the world.
Somewhere I appreciate far more looking back on it than I did at the time, a victim at the time of high expectations and unnecessary comparisons with New Zealand. It is an amazing and unique place, wonderfully photogenic if subject to highly variable weather.
My annual trip home to visit family and enjoy the huge amount of history and architecture packed into a relatively small place. I did my usual day trip to London, and spent time near the coast in Dorset.