I am looking for somewhere different to visit this year, and having passed up an opportunity some years ago, and reading this: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/travel/destinations/middle_east/article5768065.ece I am thinking about heading off to Iran on an organised tour.
On the plus side, the people are reportedly very friendly, it is a beautiful country and there's more history than you could shake a stick at.
On the downside, I would be visiting a theocracy with a very poor human rights record.
I am split between wanting to visit and explore a very different and interesting country, and meet the people there, and not wanting to support a country that denies basic human rights to it's citizens and visitors.
What do you think?