Rick Steves’ Europe: Iran: Tehran And Side Trips
Airs Saturday, December 31, 2011 at 5 p.m. on KPBS TV
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
As he's done with previous programs on Israel, Egypt, and Eastern Turkey, Rick Steves takes us beyond Europe to a place that's rich with history...and mystery.
Rick explores Tehran, the Islamic Republic of Iran's bustling capital city. University students give us a look at modern values in a theocratic society where religious and anti-American billboards are commonplace.
After a visit to Khomeini's tomb, we take a trip into the countryside to get a taste of village life. Rick enjoys a warm welcome from everyday Iranians.
Rick's Travel Philosophy:
Travel is freedom...one of the last great sources of legal adventure. Travel is intensified living, with maximum thrills per minute. It's recess, and we need it. Experiencing the real Europe requires catching it by surprise, going casual...Through the Back Door.