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Revolutionary Ride : On the Road in Search of the Real Iran (Paperback) (Lois Pryce)
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When tensions between Iran and the West were at an all-time high, adventurer and critically-acclaimed author Lois Pryce found a note left on her motorbike from a man named Habib, imploring its owner to visit his hometown of Shiraz to find out what Iranian people were really like. Intrigued, Lois ignored the warnings and embarked on a 3,000-mile journey across Iran. She finds a people on the cusp of great change, with a strong sense of self and determined to enjoy themselves despite the fierce dictates imposed by the government. Her journey takes her to Shiraz, resting place of Iran's most beloved poet, Hafez, and Iran's counter-cultural and artistic heart. She has a dramatic confrontation with the notorious Revolutionary Guard, stays the night with Kurdish shepherds and knocks back contraband vodka with the Tehranian party elite. Revolutionary Ride lifts the veil on a misunderstood country and finds a gregarious, generous people. Relations between Iran and the West have thawed dramatically in the past couple of years, and the country is fast becoming a top destination for today's travellers. Lois Pryce explores Iran's past and how it has shaped its present and how the West's relations with Iran have created an image of the country wildly out of step with the reality. Religious yet hedonistic, practical yet poetic, modern yet rooted in tradition: here is real contemporary Iran.
Number of Pages: 287
Genre: History, Travel
Author: Lois Pryce
Street Date: February 21, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-33-6370
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