Wow, I’m a top 5000 member!
... I wonder, does that make me a VTIP ??
Anyway, I thought it was time I shared a little bit more about myself with the much appreciated VT-community. All the VT-members I’ve ever met have been really cool and I’m grateful this forum exists!
… I was born in Teheran in 1979, the year of the revolution. Belonging to the Bahá’i Faith, the largest religious minority in Iran, which has ever been persecuted by fanatic muslims and still suffers from grave Human Rights violations in Iran, we fled the country while I was only 4 months old. Ever since, I’ve been living in Friedberg (Hesse, Germany) with only few interruptions:
Friedberg is a town of about 30.000 inhabitants near Frankfurt. It’s a nice town, but I’ve always found it rather dull. The coolest thing about Friedberg (beside the fact that it’s close to Frankfurt…) is that Elvis did his military service here. There’s a tiny Elvis square with a sign in commemoration of him and even Elvis pilgrims find their way to Friedberg sometimes. But there aren’t many places to go out except for a couple of cafés. And I guess I’ve always been too “urban” for this place with my cosmopolitan attitude and eclectic taste. At school I only found few friends: exceptional souls who were more intelligent, sensitive and creative than the rest. Most of them were in the philosophy club, some of them were gay. Now they’re spread all over the country and I only see them at Christmas break. I think now you get an idea of why I enjoy travelling so much …