Sinister South (ebook)
Iran's Southern Delights Unveiled
For those who have grown up on an endless diet of images depicting Iran as a dark, dangerous place full of fundamentalist fanatics, discovering the real Iran is a wonderful surprise. Joanne, Borris, Esther and Edo Ankum know from previous adventurous travels that it's worth visiting places with an 'image problem'. By the end of 2012 they set out to explore the southern part of Iran, driving their rental Huyndai from Esfahan away from the 'touristy' parts all the way to Chabbahar: a dusty port town close to the border with Pakistan. They roam bustling bazaars, drive through unforgiving deserts, visit fish markets and fishing communities, explore Qeshm Island with its' traditional boat yards and its' spectacularly eroded scenery, and they discover deserted beaches along the shores of the Gulf of Oman. Along the way they meet some of the most friendly, non intrusive and hospitable people ever. After a fortnight's travelling they return home with a wide variety of answers to the question: how can somewhere supposedly so bad be so good?
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