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We parted ways, unsure if we would see each other again.
President Hassan Rouhani, who was elected in 2013 with a large youth majority, has often advocated leniency for Iran’s young people.I told her about my current three year trip across the world, of my upcoming adventures in Pakistan, my plan to sail a raft across the ocean.Minutes slipped into hours and, before I knew it, the sun had set and it was getting late.Many Iranians who enjoyed considerable freedoms before 1979 never gave up their desire for Western culture and still try to enjoy it behind closed doors.For most of us who perceive Iranians as radical or completely devout, the reality is actually quite shocking.I had yet to see anybody drinking or smoking and, so far, the only girls I had seen had been hidden deep within the endless black folds of heavy chadors. I messaged her with the best chat up line I could think of. We sat in a cafe, her blue hair peeking out from beneath her green hijab; a compulsory garment for all women in Iran.
I expected to have to keep my head down, and to abstain from sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll. So I turned to Tinder, curious to see if any local girls would be online. Esme told me of her adventures backpacking in the Philippines, of her career as a vet, of her hopes that a softening of laws and attitudes is coming to Iran.
It had taken four days of hitchhiking to get to Tehran and I was still getting used to a country where I had yet to see another backpacker.
I had accepted that backpacking Iran was going to be a very different experience to traveling in any other country I had visited before.
In 2015, though, Iran permitted the opening of 150 new treatment centers to help deal with the problem.
About 60 percent of the Iranian population is under age 40, making the youth of Iran an influential force now and in the future.
I lingered, unsure what to do, aware of the many people around us and the police just across the street, before thinking ‘fuck it’ and pulling her into an alleyway for a cheeky kiss.