Saturday, February 21, 2009

Rick Steves Travelling in Iran

The renowned travel guidebook author Rick Steves visited Iran in March 2008, accompanied by Abdi Sami, the Iranian-born filmmaker and photographer. Their collaboration has produced a vivid two-part radio report on Iran and some of the most beautiful pictures taken in the country .

For Rick’s radio reports, visit:

To see all Abdi’s pictures, visit:

Pictures from top: Tehran at sunset; A young woman in Isfahan; Rick Steves interviewing in a Tehran park; A Tehran bookstore; The bookstore window displaying books on Che and Mossadegh.

To view PBS TV report on Rick Steve's travel to Iran, sent to us by anonymous, visit:


Dr. Basimah Barakat said...

Dear Nader,

Thank you for posting this article.
I love the pictures that provided me with a free, fascinating tour to see life in Iran.


Nader Uskowi said...


thanks for your message.

Anonymous said...

I watched part of the PBS television special:

If you liked the pictures, you'll love the video.

Nader Uskowi said...

Thanks much. I'll post the link.

Anonymous said...

Rick Steves also gave a lecture on his series which is up on
It's quite good, and the way he answers the question at the end shows that he's much more sophisticated than his american-redneck persona suggests.

It's sad to consider how much Mr. Steves has to dumb himself down to get his message across, but the tone he strikes is exactly what is needed today in America.