If travel becomes most interesting when it brings you surprises, then Iran might just be the most rewarding destination on Earth. If you want to travel somewhere neither East nor West, and exotic and fascinating, yet safe and perfectly comfortable, read on... If you like people…you will love Iran. The Iranians, a nation made up of numerous ethnic groups and influenced over thousands of years by Arab, Mongol, Turkic and Greek occupation, are endlessly welcoming. For those who have grown up on a diet of images portraying Iran as a dark, dangerous place full of fundamentalist fanatics, discovering the real Iran is the most wonderful surprise. You'll find mythical places and amazing people there, in this country of timeless majesty. In the time I spent there I never experienced anything but goodwill and decency. Beyond the stereotypes, the Iranians are willing to be seen for what they are, rather than what they are sometimes portrayed to be by others.

However you chose to plan your travel, a journey in Iran will change the way you see this part of the world. People you will meet there will touch your heart and your Iranian experience will remain forever amongst your most beautiful and most powerful travel memories.