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Travel to Iran
« on: January 11, 2020, 09:00:38 PM »
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Re: Travel to Iran
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2020, 05:55:29 AM »
I fancied a visit too actually and nearly all journalists who visited, came away with tales of friendliness and top hospitality.

It’s just a shame that this part of the world is so unstable because I’d love to visit the many heritage sites and relics in the Middle East. Chances of going......zero.

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Re: Travel to Iran
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2020, 08:16:57 AM »
The firm I was looking at is here: https://www.youngpioneertours.com/iran-independent/

They also go to a bunch of other interesting places: https://www.youngpioneertours.com/international-tours/unrecognized-countries/
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Re: Travel to Iran
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2020, 10:25:05 AM »
Iran does have Christians and other religious minorities. For example Armenians.

”Armenians have lived for millennia in the territory that forms modern-day Iran. Many of the oldest Armenian churches, monasteries, and chapels are located within modern-day Iran. Persian Armenia, which includes modern-day Armenian Republic was part of Qajar Iran up to 1828. Iran had one of the largest populations of Armenians in the world alongside neighboring Ottoman Empire until the beginning of the 20th century”.


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iranian_Armenians
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Re: Travel to Iran
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2020, 01:45:11 PM »
More on Iran’s riches.


”But everyone who has gone has raved. About Iran’s cultural sites, for sure. But also, and with remarkable unanimity, about Iranians themselves, many of whom are notably at odds with their government”.



https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/travel-guide/a30470654/iran-history-of-travel/
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Re: Travel to Iran
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2020, 03:12:06 PM »
A very nice site with excellent photos.

https://www.amazing-iran.com/unesco-world-heritage-sites-in-iran/

Many of those sites would attract a lot of tourism if people weren't so scared to visit Iran. Burnt city looked interesting. Article said "To this day, no one knows the reason behind the rise and fall of the Burnt City". Seems like it's located in a desert. Would be hard to grow food. Could be a victim of climate change. The natural type, not man made.
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Re: Travel to Iran
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2020, 03:37:28 PM »
A very nice site with excellent photos.

https://www.amazing-iran.com/unesco-world-heritage-sites-in-iran/

Many of those sites would attract a lot of tourism if people weren't so scared to visit Iran. Burnt city looked interesting. Article said "To this day, no one knows the reason behind the rise and fall of the Burnt City". Seems like it's located in a desert. Would be hard to grow food. Could be a victim of climate change. The natural type, not man made.

Is there any other type?
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Re: Travel to Iran
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2020, 04:55:48 PM »
I was in Iran as an 18 year old - not long before the Shah fell - and the nearest I got since was Armenia

Some of my 'imaginary friends' are Iranian  - they've never been back  - but have since realised that Armenia is a good place to meet with family friends who remain .


Iranian food was great and the scenery diverse - I just HATED it when one was in an elderly Hillman Hunter and the driver overtook on a blind bend believing Allah would see us 'OK'


I wouldn't go while the current regime holds sway and holds UK (and other nationals with Dual nationality) as effective hostages