I returned to the U.S. on Friday afternoon after three weeks in Iran. It’s hard to believe how quickly the time passed. I will admit Iran was nothing like I expected; in fact I was amazed at the genuine warmth and hospitality we received from Iranians as we traveled around the country. Of all the places I have been, Iranians are indeed the friendliest people I’ve encountered (now if only our governments could find common ground). I would urge you to put Iran near the top of your travel wishlist. I of course took tons of photos (nearly 1,700) and will post them once I’m done processing. And eventually I’ll write about it. I still have to finish blogging about my Central Asia trip and I haven’t even started writing about Southeast Asia!