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Iran

    It took 13 years to come back and visit Iran again. This time we (my wife and I) decided to see all the main historical sites worth visiting. It was a visit with mixed feelings of course. The impression of people being sincere and genuinely very kind and interested remains from my first visits back in 2006-07. The sanctions which the US has imposed recently are now visible everywhere. The inflation is around 40% the lack of imported goods, most importantly medicin etc. is taking its toll on the population. It was relatively calm when we visited, but only the day after our leaving, the Iranian government imposed dramatic increases on gas and fuel. This resulted in riots and demonstrations in most cities around the country. At the time of writing this, the number of people dead (killed by government controlled revolutionary army) is said to have reached over 200.... .

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