Welcome to my new Blog “Persian Posts” where I hope you will find lots of interesting anecdotes and information about Iran the country and its people as seen through my eyes and not normally available from todays media.
I have used “Persia” rather than “Iran” as I prefer it as a name. There is something more mystical and magical about the name “Persia” which “Iran” just doesn’t conjure up. It is not a political decision or statement in any way and I make no apologies for my preference.
I don’t pretend that everything I see, experience, photograph or write about is representative of the majority of Iran or Iranian people, but it is what I come across during my travels and I tell it as I see it. I am lucky in that I am married to an Iranian and we have a house in Sede, a town near the beautiful city of Isfahan (Esfahan). I have a large extended family in Iran and therefore unlike most travellers passing through the country I have first-hand experience of engagements, weddings, engagements, births, family meals and weekly get-togethers, outings and the daily routine of the working folk which is so very different from ours.
I love the history, the people, the food (with a few exceptions) the buildings, the scenery, even the weather and all this combines to provide me with so much to write about that I have decided to open up a new Blog dedicated wholly to my visits to Iran and to share it with you.
Please feel free to comment on my posts and send me your feedback. It is always interesting to receive your opinions and thoughts and if you have any questions regarding my posts or the Iran that I have written about, please ask. If I can’t help, I know a man who can!
Thank you for visiting.