Iran Travel Stories Travel Articles

Night Train to Tabriz – Tehran and Tabriz, Iran
Sara Nobari reminds travelers that is easy enough to fly places, but sometimes the essential moments in life demand sacrifice.
Shiraz – Saturday April 17
I took the morning off and read in my room after breakfast. About 9:30 I got restless and I headed out to visit some of the mosques I wanted to see. They were located in and around the bazaar. I had a great morning and found all of the places I was looking for. The […]
Getting Around in Iran
The night I first arrived in Tehran I was met by a guy from the travel agency. He was holding a little sign with my name on it. He said, “Welcome. Come over here, I have something to show you.” He led me away from the throng to the far side of the arrival hall. […]
Anger Against America (Part 2) – Tehran, Iran
Anger Against America (Part 2) – Tehran, Iran Out of all her travels, American K has rarely received a warmer welcome, nor such sympathy for Sept. 11, than in Iran. She was even given a press pass for the anti-American demonstration.
Magical Mashhad – Iran
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Anger Against America – Tehran, Iran
Anger Against America – Tehran, Iran Out of all her travels, American Kelly Sobczak has
Iran – Money Matters
For the Western tourist, Iran is a cash economy. While I did hear rumors that you could use a credit card (I believe they said Visa was accepted) cash is still the preferred method of payment. I was also told that traveler’s checks could only be cashed at banks. I took only cash so I […]
How I got a visa to visit Iran
Working with Iran Tours Corporation of Tehran Years ago, when I first saw a picture of those magnificent blue-tile domes in Isfahan, I knew I would have to go to Iran. Then came the 1979 revolution and Americans were no longer welcome. I watched from afar and wondered if I would ever get a visa. […]
Dress Code in Iran
Iran is a country with a dress code. The rules are quite simple: for men, no short pants or short sleeve shirts. For women, your head and hair must be covered. You must also wear something loose to cover your body to mid-calf. So much for the rules: what was interesting was the variations I […]
Tehran – Tuesday April 20
I got a taxi from the hotel in the morning. I asked to be taken to the Glass and Ceramic Museum: I had read that it was one of the few museums open on Tuesday. Instead the driver stopped at the Islamic Museum which is just down the street and which my guidebook said was […]