With a summit climb in the bag, it was now the time for Puria to realize his original goal, which was to explore his roots. In Teheran, the town that birthed him, the three were welcomed by Wahed Ravahi, Purias father. “Islamic revolution had suffocated our home, our town, with fear, and we needed to flee”, explains Wahed. Since 1980, the family has been residing in Rosenheim in the south of Germany, which is the home of Purias’ mother. Now that things have quietened in Iran, the family sought out to find their former home in their beloved Teheran. After hours of wandering, Wahed was confident that they had finally found foot of their home. Then it got better. Even their former neighbor was living in the same home next door, confirming that they had returned to the right place. Reminiscent of memories, the group huddled together in a circle to indulge in strong tea and sweet biscuit until the heart was satisfied. They then turned to the door to ring to introduce themselves to the current occupants. Naturally, the new tenants were more than understanding of the Ravahi family’s sentiments – a true element of Persian hospitality.