As an Iranian, I did not appreciate the beauty of my country when I lived there. I think it is common that people take the beauty of their own countries for granted and often assume that, to see more, you have to go abroad. I was one of those. My parents always encouraged me to travel abroad but in a way I neglected the beauty of Iran for years.
Many cities in Iran host buildings or gardens that are recognised as UNESCO heritage, but there are very few cities that I visited while I was living there. Once I got out of the country and started my life in Holland I was so determined to travel back and discover its neglected beauty.