No prices found through our partners. Please contact the business directly or check some of our recommended alternatives.
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Media Tehran
Travel Blogs from Tehran
... much shorter than Switzerland as the whole thing was over in 6 minutes. Beautiful scenery though very different to Switzerland!
The road then continued winding up the valley & into the mountains. We stopped at one of the high mountain passes to take a few photos of the beautiful autumn colours & met a group of 3 Iranian families having a picnic.
They insisted we join them for tea, then they fed us on their delicious home made kebabs ...
... men turned out to be a teacher of English and spoke it surprisingly well, and he has appointed himself my honorary guide for tomorrow!
So this will be my last entry from foreign fields. As good as the trains might be they don't stretch to wi-fi! I shall do a post about the journey from home.
Hope you have got some enjoyment out of the reading and the pics. Hope to see you all soon.
PS - I shall be celebrating (or not) my Birthday on a train.
... up to its reputation. The whole time in Iran and Turkey I've struggled to pay for any of my own expenses. In both cultures when you are a guest, they entertain, feed and lodge their guests, period. Air fares, meals, taxis, entertainment, the works. And it is not out of some distorted sense of obligation in my experience. They sincerely feel honored to have us as guests. I did get to buy coffee once. That's it! I tell them they are killing me with ...
... is patriotically decked out in dozens of fluttering Iranian flags, along with enormous portraits of the 'shaheed' - 'martyrs' killed during the Iran-Iraq War - in celebration of the anniversary of the liberation of Khorramshahr. Shockingly, Khorramshahr was the only town of any note to ever change hands during the eight years of unproductive war that killed more than 1.5 million ...
... of the food. The Persian culture is very nice and kind towards guests coming into the area. A man invited me to dinner and he had seven wives, seven!! The food usually consists of rice, eggplant, spices, and traded potatoes. One of the wives told me that they have many irrigation systems, as well as an underground irrigation system. She also told me that they just established a mailing system within the empire, that is how she communicates with her family.