What kind of city is Iran?
The person who will go to Iran should know that the more than half of the country is desert. This geographical structure leaves its mark on the culture, structure, architecture and history. In that vicinity, a culture was born and stil exists.
The people can guess that it will be very hot when they go there in summer. You can go there easily as it is our neighbour. You do not need visa but passport. The people who know English are a lot. In the past, they were interested in American culture.
Now, they are opposed to America. Because the important part of Iran people live in America, there is a relation between each other even if there are not flights to America. 35 % of Iran consist of Turkish people. So Turkish is spoken. Important of that is Azerbaijani people.
Another part consists of Turkmen people who came here in Otoman time and wait for us in Oguz Clan which is important part of the country in Eastern Anatolia mountains.
Is Iran an expensive country?
It is one of the cheapest countries. I can put it top of the list. Its hotels are cheap too. In other words, you can stay in 4-star hotel in Teheran for 20 or 25 Liras. Taxi prices are cheap too. You can hire a car and get around Iran. The food is cheap but there are not a lot of kinds. With the budget you manage your life, you can live three times richer than in Turkey.
If you get around the country by a guide, this may be expensive. You may not need because you do not have language problem. You can get around there with the information about Iran you got from books or magazines. As we go there in a Professional way, we use guide. When you go there normally, you may not need a guide.
You can find people who speak Turkish wherever you go. English or another language is not compulsory. Therefore, Iran is a cheap country.
Is Iran a secure country?
You should not think Iran like the other ones, there is shariah. Therefore it is a place where they cut the one of the people who stole something and behead them. You have to wear head scarf even if you are foreign.
The rules are valid in every part of country. People can do what they want in their house. Drinking alcholic drinks is a guilt. We can not say that there is no pickpocketing but a little. You have to pay attention the other things.
The cities are homogenous and modern for both men and women. They are more modern than Istanbul.
How can we go to Iran?
You can go there by train, bus, ship or plane. We do not suggest you to go by car certainly. Traffic rules in Iran are very bad and the people do not obey the rules. There is no lane understanding. You can hire a car but going there by taxi is cheaper because the oil is very cheap.
You can get around all of the country by car in a cheap way. Because of punishments of the pickpocketing or another crimes, it is a secure place.
What kind of clothes should we wear ?
If you go there in summer, you can not get around there in shorts or a very short skirts. The women can wear mini-skirt on your trousers. I suppose that they can not wear short sleeved T-shirts. In the past they could show their wrist but now it is forbidden.
The political power can be sometimes hardened. They may not accept men to have hair gelled hair and very artistical face. The one who goes to Iran will see that the only foreign is him. The women have to wear head scarf.
What kind of problems may we face in Iran?
In fact, you can get around the country in an anxious way. There are some rules, for example you can not take a photo comfortably. There are people who wear chadors and you have not to offend them. There may happen problem but it may be. Our guide was anxious.
If he whad been relax, we could have worked in a more comfortable way. There are not a lot of entertaintmet programmes, Iran is like coronach country or it is a country as if it was mourning. You can feel Karbala feeling there.
When you open a Turkish channel and see everybody dancing, you see that there is a county entertaining a lot. The Iranian people come to Turkey and make shopping. They have close relations with Turkey. They are not unfamiliar to Turkish people as the important part of Iran consists of Turkish people.
Which cities should we see in Iran?
Mazenderan area in Khazar shore is one of the places you should know. You can also use domestical lines in Iran. The flights are very cheap. You experince such these things in a very expensive way. Its hotels and food are very cheap so you can plan getting around everywhere of Iran with a small budget. If you use highway, you can start with Tebriz then to Tehran.
There are some places between Teheran and Tebriz. There is certainly a historical value there. In eastern way, you can follow silk road and then arrive South desert. You can go Yezid and return again. They can take a flight and come to Kermensah.
In fact, for a person who works can get around one part of Iran as he can not have a long holiday time. If he is a student and is there for summer holiday, he can get around all of Iran.
Where can we stay in Iran ?
It is an introvert country – in other words they see us as bogeyman – but they do not do anything to people, do not eat them and they do not have negative approaches.
They love Turkish people, treat in a friendly way. We do not know them but they know all the famous Turkish singers, actors of Turkey.
As it has not got a tourism section, there are mostly hotels and Iranian people stay there too.