Nobody goes to Iran, especially Americans. There are still American citizens being jailed there on trumped up charges and held hostage for years on end. The US government does little to help them. Who would want to go there?
BTW, this is a place called Meybod.
Maggie went to Iran. By herself! She is afraid of bears but not afraid of Iran. I certainly admire her courage. I'll take the bears any day.
She did not travel around the country by herself. Such a thing is not permitted in Iran. This is her guide Malid. They are enjoying a fine lunch in the mountains.
The hill town of Masuleh.
Anchorage birder extraordinaire, Aaron Bowman once lived in next door Iraq. He talks about a mountain range in Iran, (I forget the name of it) but it is a great place to see some hard to get birds. He dreams of going there.
She stayed in an old caravanserai.
Her spartan yet elegant room.
I do not know if she did her own cleaning, but an interesting broom. Probably the same style of broom that has been used to clean the caravanserai floors for centuries.
Her colorful dinner. Looks yummy.
A sandstorm is brewing.
I wonder if the colonel would approve of the chicken here? It is probably better than KFC.
Naqsh-e Jahan Square.
There is more to come from Maggie's trip to Iran.