Rick brings you along on an eye-opening trip through Iran — getting to know its rich cultural heritage and its welcoming, fascinating, often misunderstood people. In the bustling capital city of Tehran, we'll consider both Iran's challenging history with the US and the reality of being a woman in a strict Muslim theocracy. We'll travel to Esfahan, one of the finest cities in Islam, with dazzling mosques and people-friendly squares. And in the sophisticated city of Shiraz, we'll learn about Iran's poetry and have dinner with a local family. The hope: To better understand a people that many Americans are inclined to distrust. For dinner, it's a Persian feast provided by local Edmonds restaurant Caravan Kebab. Support a local restaurant in your community and join me for a Middle Eastern dinner.
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