We were proud to post a guest column from author and friend of Common
Sense and Whiskey Laurence Mitchell on election day, datelined Esfahan,
from his recent trip to Iran.
Three months ago, on a flight from Dubai, we crossed over, and peered down at, the lights of Esfahan, Iran and alternately checked the in-flight map and strained out the window to decipher which were the lights of the holy city of Qom.
On the ground, our closest approach to Iran was in the summer of 2006, when we scampered down to within, best we estimated, about a dozen miles, on a trip down the A325 highway south of Yerevan, Armenia, to visit the Khor Virap Monastery, near the confused border of Turkey, Iran, Armenia and the Azeri-held Nakhichevan.
(Photo from Current TV.)