I lived there for 2.5 years.
Yes, I did. I loved the people, language, cuisine and culture. It was very interesting to visit many of the historic sites as well.
Sure, why not:-)
to pass time I supppose:-)
Rugs, Tea, and strong harsh cigarettes....
Hey, you asked - That's my opinion...I'm sure many can cite THEIR view based on what they know or think of, I gave you what I thought of...True or not for others but, true for me.