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A few years ago we organised the very first trip to Burma in which we visited the Association Assistance for Political Prisoners (AAPP), the center that collected data of every political prisoner in Burma whom mostly were arrested during mass demonstrations. We invited one of the recently released prisoners to share with us his experiences during the imprisonment, and how the military junta in Burma suppressed civic rights. That was 2015, we thought that “political prisoner” was rather distant from Hong Kong where we still, by and large, enjoyed free speech and other rights. Today, it’s clear that these rights are no longer granted, and “political prisoner” could be just among our neighbours.
CNN Travel recently introduced a teahouse located in the Grand Bazaar in Tehran, and our Iran group in July was exactly there when the crew was filming (you can see us from the 13th second)! The teahouse was built in 1918, it was not only one of the oldest in Bazaar, it's also the world's smallest teahouse. Moreover, the old man will give a coin to both the youngest and eldest members of a group as a blessing. We will have one more tour to Iran in Dec this year, we will surely visit him again! :D