DIVERSITY AUTHOR, PROFESSOR, PRESENTER, & TRAINER
I have traveled to many countries around the world and extensively in the United States. My global experiences began in my childhood. Here I am writing them down for the first time. This journey through my mind will reveal where in the world my eyes and my imagination were wandering and how much I learned from these fascinating experiences.
Since I was born in Abadan, Iran, I extensively traveled all around the country from the Persian Gulf to the Caspian Sea. I lived in Abadan, Esfahan, and Tehran. My favorite cities are Shiraz with such friendly and sociable people, Esfahan with its magnificent collection of architecture, and Abyaneh, a world-famous, historic village in the central province of Kashan, full of exotic textures and distinctive architecture that is unique to the world. I remember every summer when my father had to use his annual vacation we would get so excited to get on the train for the long, fun travel from Khoramshahr in the south and the journey north to the capital Tehran, stay for a few days, and continue the journey to one of the coastal towns by the Caspian Sea. We repeated this summer fling almost every year until I was 18, when I started my own travel experience. The shore of the Caspian Sea lodges many small towns from west to east, each with its own unique character and cultural norms. The Caspian Sea region is famous for caviar, all kinds of fish, olives, and tea to name a few. There’s much to say about my homeland experiences. I save this for another occasion and carry on with my global experience.