Lifting the veil: Paragliding in Iran, by Nick Greece

Paragliding in Iran. Photo: Nick Greece

‘You’re gonna film and fly paragliders in Iran? You’re crazy!’

Nick Greece was obsessed with the idea of flying in Iran, but as a US citizen it was almost impossible to visit.

But 18 months ago a thaw in diplomatic relations allowed him a rare sporting visa, and a chance to fly in a country he knew little about.

His discovery? That passports are made of paper, and that paragliding trumps politics, every time…

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