Laleh International Hotel Iran
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I checked into my hotel in Tehran and then zipped upstairs to get cleaned up. I had no evening plans on my itinerary, but Bahman did not want to drive home in rush hour traffic and told me rather forlornly he had nothing to do while he waited out the traffic. He wanted to know if I would join him for tea. Why of course!
A half hour later I …
I knew heading into my trip that if I wanted to visit Iran I would have to be covered for the two week duration of my stay as is required under Iran's interpretation of Islamic law. What I found particularly interesting about this proposition,though, is that the mandate is not truly based on any teaching in the Koran. In fact, some countries …
... hadn't done my research and was leaving it all down to the travel agent to tell me what to do. Thing is, they probably did write about this but things have been too hectic in the lead up to pay attention. Also, it was kind of surprising to hear the money changers say they only accept Euros or USD - I would've thought given the sanctions that the latter would be burnt on sight! So yes, ...
... hours, and across 3 different travel agencies in Tehran). Another favourite of the ticket clerk is "go that way", accompanied by pointing vaguely over your shoulder behind you. Even if the question was something like "what time does the bus arrive in Tehran" or "please may I have a window seat".
"Go that way" (points)
"Sorry, but I was just wanting to know what time..."
"Go that way" (points again)
"But I just..."
"NO ENGLISH GO ...
Arrived at Tehran's South Bus Terminal around 11:30am after an uneventful journey. Passed Qom en route (no hard line mullahs in sight) & soon after, a large salt lake.
On the fringe of T stands the enormous & still not completed shrine to Khomeini. Tehrani traffic hasn't improved over the last few weeks....smog in the air despite yesterday's rain, glare & buses/trucks belching diesel fumes...finally checked into ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLaleh International Hotel Iran Tehran
Great service, friendly staff, clean rooms, excellent food. The business center was easy to access and the lobby was very comfortable.
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