Beautifully written, fresh and fascinating at every turn, Honeymoon in Purdah reveals an Iran rarely seen by Westerners. Published by: Deutsches Taschenbuch. Whatever our reasons for setting off on a trip, most of us discover new perspectives and explore our own identities while travelling. We do take ourselves with us. She may not believe in fear, but she’ll permit herself a white lie: her Iranian sojourn is not a honeymoon. She is, in fact, not married to her.

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Lo doloroso que resulta mirarlas. Design and Production Manager Toronto. The travelers were overwhelmed with kindness, int Apparently in post revolutionary Iran it is possible to rely on the kindness of strangers.

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We appreciate your feedback. It’s not like I would be going on a honeymoon to Purdah anytime soon.

I also specifically remember thinking this author is a kook. What I enjoyed most about the book was the vicarious experience of meeting such kind, excited, generous people, many of them random strangers inviting the foreign couple to their homes, showing them around town, or offeri Posing as newlyweds on their honeymoon, Canadian Alison Wearing and a male friend make a five-month clockwise tour of Iran.

There were 2 scenes that impressed me in the movie: The travelers were overwhelmed with kindness, interspersed with a couple of fearful moments. I for one, would like to hear what her travel companion has to say about all this. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. How we are the same and how we are different.


Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Open Preview See a Problem? The weird part is that she kept getting invited to people’s houses driven for hours, staying there for ages without her “husband”; apparently having one was enough, the people usually didn’t need to see him. Descripciones minuciosas de las acciones, con frases muy cortas, enormemente detalladas.

This is not a thought I’ve ever had, but apparently this lady did. Wearing’s travelogue describes her experiences wearing the hijab and chador, but mostly her encounters with the Iranian people, recorded in their English. Un par de citas: By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

This book is not only informative, it is entertaining. I think it’s more of a 3. May 14, Petra Eggs rated it it was amazing Shelves: At least some of that good music was “underground”, they say.

But I’m glad it gave me something to think about. Fun and interesting and strange. Jul 30, Dolores rated it really liked it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I remember bits and pieces, like her description of her hijab, and passing out because she got so hot in it.

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A seasoned traveller, Wearing fears nothing and takes an interest in everything. She infuses her narrative with youthful exuberance, tempered slightly with moments of soul-searching. Insisting the film was a tissue of lies, they assured Wearing that women are not abused or threatened in Iranian society, and in fact are treated more respectfully than their counterparts in the West.

Quotes from Honeymoon in Purd The writing did not appeal to me at all. Extremely engaging and well done. She admittedly lost a travel companion on a previous trip because she was too absorbed in a book.

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I am not a fan of memoirs or travelogs – especially those that try to dress themselves up as something else, as thi This book was recommended to me by someone who shares similar reading tastes as myself – despite that this book was not very good. I love the practice of putting your hand over your heart when you part from someone.

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She seemed rather brash and a “typical American. At such times, eating and drinking were out of the question.