Emails from the Edge: A Journey Through Troubled Times

By Ken Haley

He’s been expelled from Syria on suspicion of terrorism, been dragged from the Hungarian parliament in handcuffs and interviewed the editor-in-chief of al-Jazeera, all in the course of a striking two-year trip via wheelchair throughout Eurasia. Walkley Award-winning journalist Ken Haley’s travels soak up forty-one nations and in Emails from the sting he portrays lifestyles within the center East because it rather is, no longer because the media painting it, and attracts an fascinating parallel along with his personal lifestyles.

With nice humour, and never a touch of sentimentality, he lays naked his darkest instances, whilst he plunged over the precipice into insanity, and divulges the wanderlust that led him to the guts of the world’s scorching spots.

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I see now that the overseas and inner situations—or, in undeniable language, al-Qa’eda, Afghanistan and my bum—have made the choice for me. I realize that, even if al-Qa’eda has warned Westerners to not set foot at the Arabian Peninsula, jihadis are not likely to waste bullets or bombs on a lone itinerant after they may be out perpetrating massacres. I make a psychological notice to maintain out of tall constructions and clear of huge teams of Western party-goers round New yr. DAY 185 (13 NOVEMBER): TEHRAN My gel-filled cushion, an excellent method to the orange tube, has arrived by way of courier provider from Melbourne, and with Jorik’s all-clear, followed via a much less gloomy pronouncement on my overall healthiness customers, I resume the adventure the place I left off nearly a fortnight in the past. neighborhood flights are so reasonable in Iran I choose to holiday my surface-travel rule and fly to Isfahan per week from this day. Tehran has lots of attractions to reveal, which weeks on a mattress has disadvantaged me of seeing. this can be catch-up time. 20 years in the past, the abduction of fifty two american citizens within their very own embassy grew to become the longest-running information tale of my lifestyles. To americans it used to be an outrage; to Ayatollah Khomeini and his fervent fans it used to be a becoming humiliation inflicted on a neocolonial tiger trapped in his personal lair. From four November, the anniversary of the 1979 embassy takeover, till the next day, a commemorative exhibition is being fastened lower than the grandiose identify ‘13th Aban nice Exhibition, Shattering of the Glassy Palace’ (13th Aban being the identical of four November via the Persian sun calendar). the nice Exhibition includes 20 smaller exhibitions, each one filling a unmarried room of this squat red-brick construction that appears like a highschool yet is, in truth, the outdated US Embassy itself, now re-branded the Den of Espionage. The ‘glassy palace’ derives from a ceiling-high glass dice within which a diorama exhibits William Sullivan, the final US ambassador to Iran, chatting with unidentified ‘spies’. in keeping with my travel advisor, Reza, ‘the glassy room for top-secret negotiations’ was once a bug-free retreat for those parasitic enemies of the host kingdom. A Seventies mobile switchboard, telex machines and cipher apparatus, now basic indicates within the Eavesdropping Room, are related reminders of the american citizens’ sinister purpose. From one viewpoint, all embassies are secret agent dens, so there's something comically melodramatic in making an express of a typewriter, might be the very one allegedly used to falsify employees id records. in the back of the embassy construction take a seat the rotor and steel backbone of the helicopter that crash-landed in important Iran in April 1980, dooming a undertaking to rescue the hostages and, many analysts think, Jimmy Carter’s presidency in addition to it. DAY 186 (14 NOVEMBER): TEHRAN This afternoon I stopover at Vanak shopping center, a slice of the West. In a urban the place the full part wall of a 20-storey development is roofed with an eye-riveting mural of the celebrities and Stripes being dive-bombed via torpedoes lower than the banner ‘DOWN WITH THE USA’, it is a haven.

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