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Can female tourists not wear headscarf all the time?

Unfortunately, wearing a headscarf for female tourists from the moment they arrive in Iran is a must. The country is very strict on this one particular point. When in public spaces, the headscarf should remain. However, it is perfectly fine to have some hair showing. Many Iranian women wear it loose and have only half […]

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How to get a SIM card in Iran

It is not difficult to access the internet in Iran but the speed is much slower than in first-world countries. You can find WiFi in hotels, restaurants and cafes all over Iran. If you need data on the go, however, getting a SIM card is the best option and among the few mobile network operators […]

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Transport: Getting Around the Country

When you travel to Iran, you should know the basics about the transportation system in the country – such as how to get from city to city, and how to get around within cities. The good news is that travellers will have little problem with both. They do, however, have to consider their options and […]

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Iranian Toilets!

Iranian Toilets: Say YES to Squat Toilets First world travellers, embrace the squat toilets in Iran! It may feel strange and uncomfortable at first, but just quit whining – the natural squatting position is good for your bowel movements. Be sure that there are no urinals anywhere. (You can do an extensive search: at the […]

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Persian Language

Persian language: This applies to all countries that you travel to, really. Learning some Persian words (and also the numerals) will go a long way. Greet someone by saying “salam” and thank them by saying “merci”. Some cool words you can use include “chandeh” which means how much, “baleh” which means yes, and “khosh-mazeh” which […]

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