Tehran (pop 8.7 million)
Iran (pop 84 million)
May 3 (and May 31, 2022)
The Iran guidebooks list dozens of museums, monuments, mosques, and architectural wonders. Like other major cities, it would take a year to visit only some of them.
I decided on a brief visit to Tehran. (Perhaps a longer stay next year when I travel to the north of Iran?)
After my arrival I anticipate jetlag, long rides across the city, traffic choked streets. (I didn’t anticipate “insane” driving!)
On the afternoon of my arrival, I choose to visit a small palace with an adjoining park to see royal architecture and to meet local people.