Persepolis Iran



Iran has been in the news quite a bit lately in a scary, sabre-rattling way. I’m posting this view of my kids up on the hill above Persepolis, the ancient capital of Persia, smiling in the sun. When we just hear the geopolitical opinions about any country in the media it’s easy to mentally flatten the diversity of people and history of place into a one-dimensional ‘good’,’bad’,’friend’,’enemy’ descriptor. Pictures like this help me remember that every country has it’s own history, something which is important to the people that live there and that those ordinary people live ordinary lives wanting the best for their children, to be able to work at their chosen profession and relax and have fun sometimes.

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". . .life is short and the world is wide" - Simon Raven I'm not sure I've ever consciously planned a trip based on this sentiment, but it definitely influences my subconscious! I've been traveling as frequently and widely as possible since I finished school. And I love it. I love the research, the planning, the fervent packing and the curiosity of exploring somewhere I've never been before. My husband & I are both Irish - as in born-in-Ireland. But we live in Seattle. We have two boys: wild, boisterous, regular boys. So, since becoming a Mom, I've been a WanderMom. Given our slightly-unusual family situation, routine "visits-to-Grandma" are international trips requiring passports, 10hr-flights and (oh joy!) airport transfers. I have rants, raves and opinions about how, where & why to travel with kids (start them as young as you can, I say!). I hope to learn even more by researching topics which other wandermoms may be interested in reading about on this blog. Passports, pacifiers, diapers and gameboys at the ready - off we go! Contact Info: Email Michelle: michelle (at) murphnduff (dot) org

2 thoughts on “Persepolis Iran

  1. wandermom Post author

    Hi Matthew,
    You’re right, my kids are very lucky to have had the opportunity to visit Iran. By the time we got there I think they were somewhat travel jaded but since we’ve been home, with Iran in the news regularly, they seem to appreciate that they got to visit a place that most people only hear about on the news – and then not always in a good way.

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