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    Wow, 5 years later my goals have completely...

    Wow, 5 years later my goals have completely changed.
  • Thanks man, I'm glad you took something positive...

    Thanks man, I'm glad you took something positive from it.

    It's a complicated situation. Iran's economy was for a time on par with the USA, until the British MI6 and American CIA admittedly...
  • I can't control what conclusions you guys draw...

    I can't control what conclusions you guys draw from my pictures and stories, I'm just sharing my experience.

    Iran is not a paradise, there is a lot of poverty with much of it stemming from the...
  • As long as you don't go around preaching or...

    As long as you don't go around preaching or trying to impose your beliefs on others, no one is gonna mess with you.

    I'm Half American. I was born in a Buddhist country and raised as a Christian....
  • Thank you. It's a good exercise to look back and...

    Thank you. It's a good exercise to look back and remember how little we knew five years ago, ten years ago; and how strongly we believed in what little we knew.

    I'm much less certain of what I...
  • Kane might come with us when we go back next...

    Kane might come with us when we go back next year.



    I understand where you're coming from. My mom (formerly Christian) was initially really scared for me when I told her I was going to Iran....
  • We walked down a long street in Velenjak, Tehran...

    We walked down a long street in Velenjak, Tehran at night where rich kids drove their cars back and forth to flirt and exchange numbers with the opposite sex. There were people hanging out in groups,...
  • I don't know the circumstances of his arrest and...

    I don't know the circumstances of his arrest and it's far beyond the scope of this thread.

    After traveling Iran for a month, my impression, whatever that's worth to you is that there is...
  • Dude, you won't be jailed for being a Christian....

    Dude, you won't be jailed for being a Christian. Muslims love Christ as he is one of the 3 main prophets in the Quran. There's Moses, Jesus then Muhammad

    Many homes are filled with Christian...
  • We were the only smokers, other than our cab...

    We were the only smokers, other than our cab driver in Tehran - which was weird because cannabis grows freely on the sidewalks in some places and no one thinks anything of it.
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  • Hey I might take you up on that offer....

    Hey I might take you up on that offer. Add/Message me on Facebook, it's easier to keep in touch there.



    The fruit over there was so good we spent most of our time just sitting around eating and...
  • Trust me, you should go to Iran. Especially if...

    Trust me, you should go to Iran.

    Especially if you care about this girl, you'll gain a deeper understanding of her and where she's from and you'll grow so much closer. Don't put it off. Pick a...
  • In Iran no one will discriminate against you...

    In Iran no one will discriminate against you because you're American.



    In a nutshell - I went out of pocket to travel with Calum to the USA to find him a good supplement sponsor and film...
  • Five months ago. I shaved my head to see if I...

    Five months ago. I shaved my head to see if I would be okay without the long hair that had been a big part of my identity for a long time. It was liberating.



    We tried but the longest we...
  • You should bring it before heading to Iran. I...

    You should bring it before heading to Iran.

    I boarded my flight to Tehran from Doha, Qatar along with Afghan, Iranian and Turkish women. They all put their veils on when the plane touched down. ...
  • Thanks. I've left most of the political questions...

    Thanks. I've left most of the political questions for her to answer because she knows much more than me about those matters and she knows what she's talking about, but if you think the points she...
  • Yes. Just like this mother and daughter, they...

    Yes. Just like this mother and daughter, they could totally pass for American/Western European.
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  • When you're in a city with so much history,...

    When you're in a city with so much history, almost everywhere is a historical site.

    For instance, we walked by a market with lots of cute little animals...
  • -I didn't hear anything outwardly negative about...

    -I didn't hear anything outwardly negative about Americans, they don't like the US Government, and for very good reason but have no problem with the american people. Most of the stereotypes I heard...
  • What really blew my mind was seeing that pretty...

    What really blew my mind was seeing that pretty much every tree bears fruit or nuts or something edible. The land is so fertile, you can't go hungry.
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