Lessons learned from a DIY film & book tour

So I’m back in Yerevan, my Iranian visa application is filed, and I’ve a week to kill: a good opportunity to look back before the madness of travel descends. It’s been an eventful few weeks with much food for thought. I’ve toured all over the UK and Ireland, attending 12 dates…

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An (actually interesting) long-form interview on BBC Radio Leicester

Today I leave on a new journey, exploring language-learning in Iran. I’ll be on my way to the airport by the time this is published. But yesterday I was invited to join presenter Ben Jackson for an extended conversation on my local radio station, BBC Radio Leicester. They were kind…

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Farsi Friday Week 9: Overcoming childhood fears

I leave for Iran next week. This is frightening. I am afraid. Last summer I spent an enjoyable afternoon wandering around London’s South Bank, stopping random passers-by and asking politely if they wouldn’t mind sharing their impression of Iran with my video camera. I was shooting some vox pops for…

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