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On August 25 1974 (I remember, it was the 30th anniversary of the liberation of Paris), through my girlfriend of the time, I met Hamid Motarjemi, Iranian, who was a young electronic engineer living in Florida. We got the idea that, maybe, we could build a terminal (VT100 like) that would display farsi characters and present it to the Shah so that he would give us money (that was 1974!!).
Before moving to Iran, I wanted to know what the country looked like. In early 1975, I bought a brand new Volskwagen Kombi, empty.
For the next nine months, each weekend was spent in Poitiers at my parents house to build a foldable bed, a sink with electric pump and a 6-gallon water tank, install a refrigerator and a butane stove. Lot of fun.
The car was ready in April 1976, and in June we (my girlfriend at the time and I) left for Persepolis!
How we got there
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