َAmerican Girl in Iran

25 years old Silvia is from Worcester, MA USA, but she likes to tell people I’m from Norway. After spending the past three and a half years in Asia, she is used to being referred to as “blonde girl.”

“I’m not even sure what it was about Tehran, but looking around at the people, the buildings, even the boxy cars and motorbikes, everything had a cool edge – I almost felt like I had wandered onto the set of a hip 80s movie.”

She was in Iran almost a week before Iranian’s New Year and the result of her travel & blog was 4 articles that she wrote about Iran in ” Heart My Backpack“.

In one of them that called Kafka and Cigarettes in Tehran she gives an intimate portrait of unfortunate but interesting  Tehran.

”  I just wanted to see Persia. I mean, Iran is home to one of the world’s oldest civilizations, hosts thirteen UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and boasts beautiful landscapes stretching from dense rain forests to snow capped mountains to desert basins.”

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Kafka and Cigarettes in Tehran

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Isfahan, Iran Visiting Half of the World 4

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You can read more of her travelogue through Iran here:

A Road Trip Through Iranian Kurdistan
Isfahan, Iran: Visiting Half of the World
Alone in Iran – What Was I Thinking?

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