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11. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Quoting wouterrr

Make sure you put a profile pic on TP with beard. I think your boyfriend will love it

So, now u have guessed, why I did not put my photo, in my profile.

12. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Quoting Mel.

I suppose u are right Wouter.
I am just confused, because I have never been to Iran. I also felt confused, about India, before I went there.

Mel

Yeah I know what you mean. new country, new habits, different culture. Its just that it is a little hard the first day or two. I would recommend to learn some Farsi words. The people really like if you, as foreigner, know some Farsi words. Like thank you and goodbye, words that you will use a lot. Also learning numbers is good, especially for negociating in taxis. Taxi drivers mostly don't speak english....

13. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

I will try to learn some Farsi, but I always feel a bit silly, when I am using my 5 words I know of the language, when in countries.

14. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Quoting Mel.

I will try to learn some Farsi, but I always feel a bit silly, when I am using my 5 words I know of the language, when in countries.

Get sure you pronounce them well, ask an Iranian when you are there. It is also a nice way to get in contact, they like to help. Its the most friendly country, you wouldn't say though if you put on BBC or CNN.

15. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

yeah, I heard that people are friendly, helpful and curious about foreigners.
Which places did u visit in Iran, Wouter?
I think I will go to Esfahan, after a couple of jet lag recovery days, in Tehran.

Mel

16. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Quoting Mel.

yeah, I heard that people are friendly, helpful and curious about foreigners.
Which places did u visit in Iran, Wouter?
I think I will go to Esfahan, after a couple of jet lag recovery days, in Tehran.

Mel

Mel!! believe me go straight out of Tehran (or visit the most important spots in one day). Esfahan is heaven compared to Tehran. Tehran is full of cars 24/7, its always congested. Its no fun there. If had to stay 6 days in Tehran, never felt so bored (it was Nowrooz, Persian newyear), nothing you get done in that period. Shiraz is also nice, especially the ancient places around like Persepolis. Yazd is also amazing. I think that should be the three places for you to visit (Esfahan-Yazd-Shiraz). There are excellent buslines on the route, and extremely cheap (like 2 or 3 euro for 600 kilometres).

17. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 9y

Quoting Mel.

Thanks Wouter. I think i will phone them and ask.

Interesting comment Utrecht.
I was reading in my new Lonely Planet Iran, that foreigners with beards are seen as supporters of the Islamic regime.

Mel

So you will be pampered if you have a beard.....great!

18. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Quoting Utrecht

Quoting Mel.

Thanks Wouter. I think i will phone them and ask.

Interesting comment Utrecht.
I was reading in my new Lonely Planet Iran, that foreigners with beards are seen as supporters of the Islamic regime.

Mel

So you will be pampered if you have a beard.....great!

U mean like the 12 goats at the top?

19. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 9y

Quoting wouterrr

Quoting Utrecht

Quoting Mel.

Thanks Wouter. I think i will phone them and ask.

Interesting comment Utrecht.
I was reading in my new Lonely Planet Iran, that foreigners with beards are seen as supporters of the Islamic regime.

Mel

So you will be pampered if you have a beard.....great!

U mean like the 12 goats at the top?

I don't get it..

20. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Quoting Utrecht

U mean like the 12 goats at the top?

I don't get it..

(the 12 emams, they look a bit like goats)

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 28, 2007, at 12:36 PM by wouterrr ]