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Travel Blogs from Tehran
... count, as it was not only very unique, but it was a Japanese car which is uncommon there.
Until very recently Iran was still manufacturing 1967 "Hillman Hunters"
under the name Paykan from the old presses sold to them by the British
Company Rootes group after it collapsed back in the 70's.
Its really interesting to see these new "old" cars.
So in the aid of keeping the Iranian car industry like that going, if
you try and import a car into Iran, you have to pay ...
... wearing a scarf and fairly concealing clothing at all times outside of our hotel room. Probably because while we'd been in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan I'd been wearing it to go into religious sites and as sun protection in lieu of a hat, so I'd had some preparation. Am I glad to be taking off the hijab? Absolutely. Do I mind if women wear hijab, or even the chador? Of course not, why should I, especially if it is genuinely their choice. What I'm having problems ...
... couldn't meet up after all due to a family crisis, so we decided at about 8:30 pm to walk out along Azadi St (our nearest main street) in the direction of Engelab Ave to see if we could find an eatery. We went into an Internet cafe and asked about options; the young woman working there who spoke English well explained they only had snacks, but she did know the restaurant that had been recommended by the guy at our reception (I had its name and address written in Farsi on ...
... vacation for the Universities (students and staff). Iran is a Shia'a country and like most Catholic countries has many religious holidays. So all in all I feel I worked much harder when I was a student in the UK than when I was in Iran. Working hours in Iran are generally very short, but that varies depending on the job too. In general the more you are paid the less you work and the less you are paid the more you work....does that sound familiar? I think that seems to be ...
... day 'modern' life.
And last but not least a government afraid of its own people.
Some young people in Shiraz were still determined to take the streets after election despite a slim belief in any possible effects of it. It feels as their duty, they are sick of always have to try and get abroad to 'make it in life' while their own country has so much to offer and has, aside of a 'government that is ****', everything they love and cherish.