Three weeks including Christmas 2013 and NY 2014 was spent in Iran. For me it was a holiday and although it was Aida’s home country we did get to visit new places and gain different experiences travelling with a tourist.
Now for many people who know you are travelling or have traveled to Iran, their first question is ‘is it safe?’ I can only say from my experience that I never once felt intimidated (apart from meeting Aida’s friends and families for the first time). The people where very hospitable and there is so much to see and do. If lounging by a hotel pool drinking cold beers or cocktails is your thing then this isn’t the country for you, but if you fancy a new experience where you will be one of only a few tourists then its a great destination.
Chris – 8/10