Take the longer view for better photos
To be a photographer is a way of life. But someone walking with a camera has to have some idea why they are shooting – that I was reminded of while at work in Iran.
A day in Isfahan
Isfahan, the third biggest city in Iran, has the sense of magnificence and drama travelers love.
An encounter with the veil police
Why fly to Iran when you can take the train?
Revered tombs and magical ruins
Shiraz, a day’s drive through the Zagros Mountains, is Iran’s city of courtly love.
Will your next ski holiday be in Iran?
“I will take you to a hotel in Shemshak,” says my taxi driver in Iran. But he can’t because he has never been there and Shemshak’s only hotel, discovered after many hairy circuits on icy roads, is closed for business at 3am.
Surprises behind the veil
Hello Iran, a country where its external image of dour religious fundamentalism seems to bear little relationship to the reality. Supposedly closed to outsiders, its people could not be more welcoming to visitors, as they get on with partying and having fun, no matter what effort the authorities might make to stop them.