It’s Bon Voyage Hilda who is going to Iran without me. Bummer. For a US passport holder it’s just such a pain to get in.
US passport holders do go all the time though. You can go with an authorized group (you can just sign up for the big bucks) or you can get invited by someone there who has filed the proper/necessary papers (education institutions, arts organizations, etc. do it regularly but I’m not so sure about individuals).
Hilda was going to ask one of her relatives to do the invitation thing but I didn’t want to get anyone else involved just-in-case. So Hilda is going to file the papers while she’s there…so maybe next time!