A globe trotter

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Islamic art, exhibited at the Honolulu Museum of Art.

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My friend, Sharon, has been traveling quite a bit since retirement.  She’s been to Iran, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, and Russia.  Her trips in the near future will be to Spain, Morocco, and Japan.  She doesn’t travel alone, but with a tour group.

Sharon told me that she loved Iran, when she visited in 2015.  Tehran is very beautiful, and the Iranians are very friendly.  They told her that they like America and Americans.  Sharon is a Korean-American, residing in Hawaii, and she had no problem relating to these Iranians.

Why can’t our governments get along?

6 Responses to “A globe trotter”

  1. Christine Says:

    I would be scared to visit Iran, even Israel for that matter. Now even the UK and Paris…sigh.

  2. DeniseinVA Says:

    People are people wherever you find them. I am glad your friend’s experience was such a good one. It is nice to hear. I was thinking a little while ago of all the countries who were enemies at one time, and now we consider them friends. Maybe it will be the case here one day.

  3. Musings Says:

    What a coincidence! I’m doing a series of posts this coming week about our artwork that we’ve collected from our travels. I agree with your friend.

  4. Cathy Says:

    We saw some beautiful treasures on our trip to Turkey. Unfortunately a lot of the mosques and museums had ‘no camera’ signs. All those memories are tucked away in our minds 🙂
    Denise is correct in indicating that attitudes and loyalties have changed over the years. Friends today – enemies tomorrow.

  5. Linda Starr Says:

    perhaps we can’t get along because of the beheading of innocents: i.e. those of any religion other than islam, beheading anyone who disagrees with islam, throwing gays off roof tops, female subjugation, acid throwing, female genital mutilation, females not allowed in public unless accompanied by a male, females can’t drive, work or go to school, females must be covered from head to foot, and on and on. Yes they have some beautiful art but no excuse for actions of the barbaric past and the present.

  6. joared Says:

    I think most people in various countries can get along, it’s the rulers/leaders/military with power, greed issues — also trying to force ideas on one another, sometimes religious-oriented, then for some fear of anyone different from themselves. Seems like it would be much easier to expend energy trying to get along than fighting and killing.

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