Prof. Wolfgang and Mrs Helga Mecklenbraueker - Cultural April 2016

Mrs. Mecklenbrauker at Persopolis

Mrs. Mecklenbrauker at Persopolis

"More than 10 years ago we met Shirin in Vienna, Austria. Over the years we stayed in contact with her and her growing family in London. So we were pleased to learn she was planning a cultural trip to Iran. We joined and finally we got to know something about the home country of our daughter-in-law.

The trip was a well balanced mixture of Unesco world heritage, oriental flavour not only in the bazars, historical sites of ancient ages, and, of course, sight seeing landmarks. We enjoyed the local food all over the country, in the smallest tavernas it was cooked excellently.

Prof. Macklenbrauker with the driver at the toomb of Hafez after he had recited a poem he had composed for tourists

Prof. Macklenbrauker with the driver at the toomb of Hafez after he had recited a poem he had composed for tourists

Having learned a little bit of Farsi in courses and from our grandchildren we came in contact easily with Iranians. We were astonished about the cordiality and frankness of the people we met. So, we think, we got to know something about today-life and life in ancient times. Our bus driver was an artist in many respects: good humoured, making philosophical observations, reciting an own poem about travelling and Austrians at the tomb of Hafez, and most importantly a master of his profession, such as our tourist guides. It was touching.

A remarkable and amazing trip. Very well organized. We recommend it very much - also for aged people as we are."

Prof. Mecklenbrauker and Mrs Mecklenbrauker

Austria

Dakhme - Tower of Silence in Yazd where Zaroastrians left their dead

Dakhme - Tower of Silence in Yazd where Zaroastrians left their dead

summit photo! A nice and steady walk up to the top of 'Dakhme' the Tower of Silence in Yazd  

summit photo! A nice and steady walk up to the top of 'Dakhme' the Tower of Silence in Yazd