Yazd Province, Iran. „I have no shoes, no warm clothes and no sleeping bag, but I would really love to go!“, I explained following an invitation on a winter hike. A story about hospitality, overcoming obstacles and surpassing myself.
I usually make the "mistake" of not informing myself about a new country. For Iran however, this could have almost screwed up my whole vacation, because international credits card just do not work in Iran. At this point, I compiled a quick list for you, that might help you while planning your trip and also might give you some more understanding of the Iranian culture in order for your Iran visit to run smoothly.
Rules over rules: clothing regulations, restrictions on photography, ban on alcohol and no import of "dirty magazines" ... Iran might not be the first choice of many travellers. Others however, including me, seem to be even more attracted to find out more about this closed country. My thoughts in the first 72 hours?