Paul Eagen - Azerbaijan and Kurdistan - April 17

"I met Shirin when she was allocated as my instructor at Ellis Brigham's Ice climbing wall in Covent Garden. In that 40 minute session she managed to improve my ice skills, recommend a great guide in Harald Koidl for my Matterhorn ascent and light a fire in me to visit Iran. A year later, my wife and I took the plunge and chose to visit Iran for our honeymoon (eyebrows were raised when we told our parents where we were going!). Naturally, we chose Shirin and Persian Pursuits to take us there. As it was a tour along a new and relatively untouched route, we had the pleasure of travelling with Shirin and her lovely extended family and friends through Western Iran, visiting the ancient lands of Eden, Kurdistan and the valleys and towns of the Iraq border. We weren't disappointed. Perfect organisation and what an amazing country! The history, the mountains, the food, the culture and the nicest people you could ever meet - it had it all. An unforgettable two weeks. Thanks, Shirin!"

Paul Eagen

London, UK

Cultural Tour of NW and W Iran