|Alan on stage in Tehran|
|A parsley shop in the bazaar|
|Delicious fresh bread on a stall|
|The former Shah's palace|
|The end of the conference|
|The speakers, sponsors and organisers|
I'm grateful to my fellow speakers and hosts, particularly Dr Sepehr Taverdian, for giving me the opportunity and making the trip so memorable. As Maya Angelou put it "Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends."