#1. The capital city is basically a ruin.
Tehran’s skyline is truly mediocre.
#2. Everyone lives in a mud shack.
The Tabatabaei house in Kashan is a pretty miserable place to while away your days.
#3. The villages are pretty much what you’d find anywhere else.
If Palangan village, on the border with Iraq, looks mildly impressive, it’s just because of the lighting. Nothing to do with the near-vertical positioning of the houses.
#4. The architecture is plain and lackluster.
Why would anyone want to visit the Nasir al-Mulk Mosque in Shiraz?
Oh Shiraz, is this the best you can do?
#6. The women are oppressed and downtrodden.
She looks like she needs someone to liberate her.
#7. Iranians are a grumpy, pool-party-hating bunch.
I would hate to be hanging out with this boring group.
#8. The food is unpalatable and bland.
I wouldn’t touch that stuff with a barge pole.
#9. There is no ancient history to this place.
Big deal. Every country has at least one 6th century BC Achaemenid Empire burial site.