Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Laura and I’m a twenty something American who has always had a touch of wander lust. In the past I have lived in Australia, Spain and most recently Brussels where I received my masters degree in international law and international relations.
This blog was a project started nearly three years ago in the summer of 2011 when I, for the first time, travelled to Iran. While I am an American, thanks to my marriage to a tall, dark and handsome Iranian man I have acquired a scarlet colored passport blazoned with the words – Islamic Republic of Iran. Initially this blog was a means to communicate easily with family and friends back home in order to reassure them that everything was ok and that I was not experiencing moments of Sally Field hysteria vis-a-vis Not Without My Daughter. During the two and a half months I spent in Iran, I was given the wonderful opportunity of visiting some of of Iran’s most beautiful cities. So as you can see the posts focus on the cities I travelled to along with stories about daily life in Tehran.
Fast forward to 2014 and I have decided to brush off the cobwebs of this dusty blog and continue writing while I’m in Iran. Three years have passed since I visited Iran and I look forward to seeing what has changed and what has stayed the same. My hope is that by reading this blog you might dispel some of your preconceptions while sharing some fun stories.
In addition to my blog I invite you to follow me on instagram – @kellogla . Full disclosure – I am the annoying instagram friend who posts food and cat photos so expect a lot of pictures of kabob and street kitties.
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