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September 4, 2001
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This guy I know is walking around the world. He's just done Iran. Here's what he's got to say about it.
posted by Mocata (11 comments total)

 
A great read. I find it particularly significant that someone walking from town to town in Iran is considered up to no good; that's exactly the response in most of the United States.
posted by Mo Nickels at 8:32 AM on September 4, 2001


Is there a central place to keep up with his journey? Is that all he's written so far?
posted by revbrian at 9:38 AM on September 4, 2001


I find it particularly significant that someone walking from town to town in Iran is considered up to no good; that's exactly the response in most of the United States.

That is so true, and can lead to serious trouble. Brian Dennehy should have left Rambo alone.
posted by thirteen at 10:04 AM on September 4, 2001


Wow, that was hypnotic. I'm stealing it for my blog!
posted by NortonDC at 10:20 AM on September 4, 2001


...wasn't there someone that wanted to walk across the US, but got mugged and thrown off a bridge?
posted by aramaic at 10:27 AM on September 4, 2001


...wasn't there someone that wanted to walk across the US, but got mugged and thrown off a bridge?
That was Rambo.
posted by thirteen at 10:35 AM on September 4, 2001




Rambo climbs back up to bridge after mugging and throwing are done.
posted by thirteen at 10:43 AM on September 4, 2001


My mate John cycled from Istanbul to Tehran a couple of years ago. He received nothing but hospitality from the people he met: almost certainly because they regarded him as utterly insane. But still, I'm jealous: he said that the most astonishing thing was to be in a country where people didn't know what Coca Cola was. [Hence, they gave him water ;) ]
posted by holgate at 10:53 AM on September 4, 2001


Excellent story. Iran is definitely one of the places I most want to visit. Does anyone know what the rest of his route is supposed to look like?
posted by claxton6 at 11:02 AM on September 4, 2001


Dude, if he's looking to walk around the world, he's gonna be so pissed when he realizes the land bridge from Asia to North America is long gone...
posted by hincandenza at 1:56 PM on September 4, 2001


Haven't spoken to him for a while (obviously); I imagine he'll write a book about it when he's finished though. Perhaps some more pieces in the London Review, but I wouldn't hold your breath.
posted by Mocata at 2:32 AM on September 6, 2001 [1 favorite]


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