Iran What to Pack

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    Iranian food is, well, bland! The only time I had any meat approaching spicy was at the home of friends in the countryside. I would suggest that you pack a bottle of hot sauce, maybe some spices like oregano, anything with some ‘bite’ to it. Just to give you an idea, Iranians like to dip bread into yogurt. Bland and bland again. It all needs some...

  • Long sleeves and hose

    If you're man, you can have t-shirts for outdoor, but ladies can't. Men don't wear shorts. Ladies need scarf all the time you're outside. You can buy almost everything if you're in big city so make your supply before going to desert or mountains.

  • Things to Bring to Iran

    I was on a 19 day tour, which included hotels and Camping, I carried a holdall on wheels and a smaller holdall, which I used for carrying stuff for our camping trips etc. A day sac for visiting the sights etc. I carried light weight walking boots, walking sandals and flip flops (for the bathrooms - I don't like using the 'communal' pairs in the...

  • Wearing hejab

    All women must wear hijab in Iran. The strict observance that was once the norm is loosening but it is still mandatory. It starts with your visa photo - your hair must be covered for that.Don't get hung up about it. A scarf and a fairly loose coat (certainly covering your bottom) is all you need over trousers or full-length skirts.If you're not...

  • What you should and shouldn't pack in

    Be sure to have a suitcase or bag with good endurance.... Luggage seemed me to be treated a bit more harsher on airports than in Europe. If you have black or dark blue luggage, mark it with a ribbon or a sticker, as all Iranians seem to have suitcases only in these 2 colours...

  • Packing List

    What luggage you bring depends in large part on what time of year you want to come and what type of traveling you want to do. Regardless, pack sensibly and only bring your essentials. If you are traveling with an organized tour, I would suggest no more than two medium sized suitcases or one suitcase and a backpack. Backpacks, once frowned upon are...

  • Ladies, bring good mascara and/or fake... there is probably not much of a domestic consumer market in Iran. Most of the Iranian women I have seen, older and younger, painted face and bare face, have the longest, fullest, loveliest eyelashes I've ever seen, and the advert on this photo does not compare. It makes me wonder if the invention for mascara and fake eyelashes were inspired...

  • Istanbul to Kathmandu Book

    This is the book I had as a guide during my visit to Iran. As I was overland from Central Asia, This was my guide for Iran and Turkey.Lonely Planet. I hope this book will be again used some day when I overland to Nepal from Istanbul...PRICE for this book:US$21.99 - AUS$33 - UK£13.99 InfoIstanbul to Kathmandu 1st Edition Paul Harding, Simon...

  • Head scarf

    Head scarf and coat !! for ladies. That is the dress code every womena has to follow, whether they are Iranians or tourists.

  • Packing List

    Ladies: Don't forget you hejab! By law all women in Iran (and that includes tourists) must wear modest clothing in public and in the company of non family members. The hejab includes a headscarf, a manto, ropush or chador (basically a large loose shirt that will cover you arms and and your bottom) and a long skirt or trousers. Iran is a consumer...

  • Packing List

    Iran is inexpensive by international standards and also is a treasure house of exquisite handicrafts.Persian artworks and handicrafts are historic and famous. So take an empty suitcase with you to fill it with all your wonderful shopping and a backpack to take on trips. Because of its size, variety of topography and altitude, Iran experiences...

  • Packing List

    (pic. Abyaneh village, Kashan, Esfahan province) Iran is a vast country with a very diverse climate. In summer take enough light clothes with you. Walking shoes, and sandals. What you wear should be in harmony with the Islamic nature of the country. long sleeves and scarf for women, and not so tight shirts for men. If you are under a special...

  • Packing List

    CLIMATE AND CLOTHING.My advise, plan your journey, decide the season and month and know little bit about the geography of the area that you want go. So, you won't end up with 4 luggages full of 3 seasons clothing ( lol). Spring and Autum are the ideal times to tour Iran. No doubt, Summer and Winter still pleasent to make a tour here but it need a...

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