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Shwmae... Salaam

Welsh and Iranian flags (Image: etsy) Hello and welcome to 'Cymranian'. From as far back as I can remember, I have always been proud to be both Welsh and Iranian. To me, it felt normal and right. Even when I was knee high, I actively sourced places abroad with links to Wales, and UK with Iran. When it came to football, I'd often hope for an Iranian or two to sign to a Premier League club, or discover a Welsh personality pack their bags to embark on a journey to the Middle East. In my mind, both Wales and Iran successes and cultures needed to be recognised in all its splendour around the world. In recent years, I have certainly noticed Wales been given increased recognition abroad. No longer is its capital Cardiff a place only recognised because it is "150 miles away from London", as I'd often described where it was to people beyond the English Channel. I was in Denmark recently and when someone asked me where I was from, and I said "Wales"

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