**Note: For those of you interested in watching the ‘Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown’ episode filmed in Iran, the episode is scheduled to air November 2, 2014.
Friends, as an Iranian, I am not afraid to admit that opportunities for us to loudly and proudly discuss our ethnicity are few. We are a people who live in hypocrisy but there is one thing we’ll never do: we’ll never lose a chance to rebuild the country we will always know as ‘home’.
One of my all time favourite authors, hosts and idols Anthony Bourdain recently visited Iran and what he had to say about it brought tears to my eyes.
I live to see the day when Iran is celebrated for it is the jewel of the Middle East. Iran is a mysterious, historic and beautiful place that deserves more tourism.
Hopefully this CNN coverage will showcase Iranians, their food, culture and history a bit more fairly than what has been done in the past.
Here’s to a bright future for Iran….