Friday, April 28, 2006

What is he doing

What is he doing? What will he be able to gain possibly with everybody in the regime ignoring him? What is Khatami thinking when he says he won't help him? What is going on? Somebody please tell me. We don't want a Bobby Sands in Iran! I doubt his death would change anything if not worsen it.

I wrote the above lines quite a long time ago. It was when Khatami, without naming Ganji, said "This man himself should help himself". It was very depressing to hear these words. It was sort of like the last bullet to the body of the dying reformist movement at the time. Now we have a new president with very radical ideas and a country we have no idea where it is heading to. In my recent trip around Europe I met a lot of people and almost in all the cases our conversation ended up me explaining the political situation of Iran to them and in a few cases defending Khatami with all my heart. Looking overall he really brought a lot of good changes to our lives. There will pass a lot of years until we fully realize his services to this country.
And adding to all of this, I have to note that now with Iran being in such a critical situation Ganji is also out of prison at last and is beside his family after spending those dangerous days in prison with his life in danger because of the hunger strike.

Europe Tour

Hi! I came back from a relatively long trip three days ago. I did an almost one month, 27 days, travel around Europe. It was everything I would have imagined it to be. It was not only a great experience to see all those places that I just had heard of them and be in the most beautiful places but I met a lot of new interesting people and I surely learned a lot.
I'll write my travel notes in my Persian blog but meanwhile I'll try to put a brief description of every step of my trip. But to give you a general idea I'll just tell you where I went now. As you know I live in south of France in a city called Toulouse. It was going to be our graduation ceremony at the end of March in Paris. So I thought why not seize this chance and continue to see other places as well. I took a back pack and after Paris started by visiting "Mont St Michel" and the region of Normandie in north of France. Then I continued to Munich, Salzburg, Vienna, and Budapest. I came back to Vienna and from there continued to Venice, Florence, Pisa, Siena, Rome and Naples. After that it was almost finished so I returned to Nice and visited Monaco and Cannes for a few days before returning to Toulouse. And now here I am.
I have also taken some 3000 photos from which I have selected 600 of them and I'll try to put them gradually on Flickr with adding some notes to some of them if I can find of course enough time to do all this.
There is another strange thing I notices after coming back to Toulouse and that was concerning my English blog. For some unknown reasons there have been some 400 viewers in a period of just a fez days in the last of March. I don't know why but it felt good and encouraging to write regularly again.
So until tomorrow or a few days later.