Iran is blessed with a history of 7000 years. For anyone wishing to travel & explore the history of Asia, Iran is the place to travel & visit as it bears marks of almost all important historical events, from the rise of the Medians and Achaemenids to the Arab conquest of the region. The years along the ups and downs of the history have seen this country grow to a vastness of 5.5 million square kilometers under the Achaemenids, and shrink to the present size. Every city in Iran comes a long way down the line of history and has a story to tell. Today there are 23 registered UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Iran, from bazaars to palaces, temples and mosques, as well as natural heritages.
Travelers have a lot to consider when planning a trip home for the holidays — Will the flight have Wi-Fi? Who will feed the cat while I’m gone? — but one thing they might not think about is the impact their traveling has on the environment.
By: Brad Rimmelzwaan *
While completing my engineering degree I won a scholarship to go on exchange to the National University of Singapore. I enjoyed making new international friendships and Singapore’s modern study environment, but most of all, I loved learning about the diverse Southeast Asian culture. Perhaps this was when I caught the travel bug, because when I was 23, I quit my civil engineering job to go traveling abroad.