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  • Students and Trainees doing the job :-)
    Students and Trainees doing the job :-)
    by 37SingleMaleInDubai1
  • Same, Trainees on the job for FREE :-)
    Same, Trainees on the job for FREE :-)
    by 37SingleMaleInDubai1
  • Reza, he is the big BOSS!! :-)
    Reza, he is the big BOSS!! :-)
    by 37SingleMaleInDubai1

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    FREE FREE FREE haircut for Males in Tehran :-)

    by 37SingleMaleInDubai1 Updated Dec 4, 2011
    Students and Trainees doing the job :-)
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    Favorite thing: Qasre Mou Hair Institute
    Hello Guys! Its only for you gentlemen and not females :-)
    Well there is a Hair Institute for students who are willing to become Barbers and male beauticians to study different styles of Hair Cut, Shampooing, Head Massage, etc….
    This institute accept males for haircut and its for FREE!! So if your hair has grown long and you need JUST a haircut for FREE that’s the place you need to be. The person who gives you a haircut, most probably would be a trainee so don’t expect a professional cut. But you can guide him and inform him the points that need more attention. I have been there and my haircut was O.K. I would live :-)
    The name and address of the institute is:
    Qasre Mou Hair Institute
    No. 2, Second Floor, Flat number 6
    7th Tir Square (A very famous square in Tehran),
    North-West corner of the Square, Beginning of Modares High Way
    Tehran
    Telephone Numbers:
    021-88321624 & 021-88321744
    Mr. Reza(Manager): 0912-2491542

    Fondest memory: Qasre Mou Hair Institute
    No. 2, Second Floor, Flat number 6
    7th Tir Square (A very famous square in Tehran),
    North-West corner of the Square, Beginning of Modares High Way
    Tehran
    Telephone Numbers:
    021-88321624 & 021-88321744
    Mr. Reza(Manager): 0912-2491542

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    visa on arrival

    by Doctor38 Written Jul 22, 2008

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    Favorite thing: There are certain countries that can obtain visas from the airport for 7 days. The list include 65 countries. The link is from the Iranian Consulate in Dubai. I got one month in the Airport. You can obtain this in all major airports in Iran

    http://www.iranconsul.org.ae/newvizarul.html

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    Murals ... of martyrs

    by TheWanderingCamel Updated May 1, 2008

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    Someone's son?

    Favorite thing: They dominate the roadsides in Tehran. Huge murals that take up the whole side of a building. Some are of men killed in the horrendous 10-year-long Iran-Iraq War (called in Iran The War of Iraqi Aggression).

    Sad faces that stare out at you of men in uniform, with roses and butterflies, rainbows and tulips, to show that they are now in Paradise.

    I wouldn't call them my favourite thing but they haunt you and you don't forget them easily.

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    Tehran

    by call_me_rhia Updated Apr 12, 2008

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    concrete skyline
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    Favorite thing: Tehran, the capital of Iran, is not exactly a beautiful city... it's grey, made of concrete, of recent construction, polluted and full of traffic... and yet it had its perverse fascination. In particular it is a vibrant city, with a lot of museums to see and a thriving artistic scene - and many parks.

    There are about 14 million inhabitants, and you would guess that each single one is out in the streets, driving his/her car - traffic is mad - the worse I have ever seen. I would never live in such a big chaotic city and yet - despite being a foreigner in iran - despite not knowing anyone except the odd fellow traveller we met here and there - in this crazy city, where we spent less than 48 hours, we ended up meeting 3 people we knew, two from Qaranagh and one from Isfahan.

    On the light of these encounters - Tehran, with its 18,909 square kilometers, is the smallest capital in the world.

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    YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO DO ANYTHING

    by DAO Written Feb 23, 2008

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    Favorite thing:
    I found these signs inside a Metro station. Iran has a lot of rules, but if you look at theses signs you may get very concerned. It seems to be banning people, buildings, planes, trains and automobiles. It is actually a series of no smoking messages, but it does look a bit weird. Well, at least the Metro is nice and clean.

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    The great 'Hospital-ity' of Tehran

    by grets Updated Jun 14, 2007

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    David looking a litle worse for wear
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    Favorite thing: Unfortunately, David developed an angry rash the day we arrived in Tehran, but at least it meant we were able to sample the delights of the Iranian health system. Never again will I say that western health services are the best! This was Iranian ‘hospitality’ at its best.

    At 06:00 I took David down to the reception of the hotel, to enquire about seeing a doctor. One of the staff hailed a taxi for us, and explained to the taxi driver where to take us. At the 24 hour emergency ward, we were immediately seen by a nurse, who took his blood pressure, pulse and temperature. As soon as she had finished, a doctor was available to see him. Whilst he was examining David, a nurse beckoned me over to the desk – there was a phone call for me: the receptionist from the hotel checking that we got there OK, that we were being seen by a doctor and if there was anything else we needed, to let him know. David was given some steroid and antihistamine tablets as well as some steroid cream. We collected the prescription and arranged for a taxi back to the hotel. We were gone for exactly an hour. Last time I attended A&E in my home town of Bristol, we were there for six hours!

    The doctor we saw spoke excellent English, and suggested that David would benefit from seeing a specialist, and arranged for an appointment – at 14:00 that same day! In Bristol you would be lucky to be able to see a consultant the same year, let alone the same day!

    The whole process, including a general doctor, a specialist and three lots of medicines, cost us around $10. We were extremely impressed with the medical service in Iran, and very relived when David’s rash got better after a few days. He never did find out exactly what it was, all the doctor could say was a severe allergic reaction. We’ll never know what he reacted to.

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    what to do if you only have 3 days in Tehran.

    by Tanaz Updated Sep 17, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Primero , if you are in Iran for tourism, don't waste your time in Tehran, other historical cities such as Isfahan and Shiraz are worth seeing
    secundo, try to get a map of Tehran before getting there, it is so difficult to find one in English.
    and if you only have a few days in Tehran, visit the ' Bazaar' which is divided in sections, the gold and Persian rug sections are a must....its unbelievable...( you can take the metro to get there)...
    You can't not see and eat at Darband, a hang-out place with many traditionnal restaurants besides cascades at evening ...in north of Tehran ( take a taxi from Tajrish or anywhere)
    The Jamshidieh park is another ' coup de coeur' you walk up around 600-700 stairs ...and you have different regional restaurant at different levels ( turkish, kurdish, etc)...once more, you need to get a cab.
    The old palaces / museums are nice....don't expect a Versaille though.
    whatever you do, just don't drive ;-)
    hope you'll enjoy your trip

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    gettin around

    by onurozel Written Jul 8, 2005

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    Favorite thing: just hire a taxi. its cheap and very efficient if you are atourist..they charge hourly and the rate is no more than 3 USD....
    so usin a taxi for a whole day is like 24 bucks.!!.
    And they wait you untill you are done...

    Fondest memory: cheap fuel.. PEIKAN cars :) and the crazy motorcylists...

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    ....ayatollahs....

    by TheWanderingCamel Updated Apr 28, 2005

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    A watchful eye

    Favorite thing: More murals -this time of the late Ayatollah Khomeini and other religious leaders. This custom of portraying their leaders in this way comes as a surpise in such a emphatically Islamic state. But there they are, some stern, some benevolent, on the sides of buildings and on huge billboards around the city.

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    One for the girls

    by TheWanderingCamel Updated Apr 15, 2005

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    Make a new friend

    Favorite thing: It can be difficult to meet other women in Iran, or to get any idea of their lives, unless you already know somebody there. One easy way that will give you a small insight into a private woman's world is to book yourself a manicure or, even better after all the footslog of sight-seeing, a pedicure, at a local salon. Here, in their own domain, you will see women relaxing with other women. You'll provide them with entertainment so you'll pay your way, the treatment will cost you very little, just a couple of dollars, your hands or feet will feel great, and you might make a new friend.
    Go to a local place though, one that local women frequent.

    leyle

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    Reconstruction

    by johnsakura Written Oct 17, 2004

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    iran tehran

    Favorite thing: You'll find out that almost all building in the city centre lack reconstruction. This tends to be a problem in all big cities as much as to be done. usually bubilding that are always looking nice are religious buildings where everyday use protects it from getting lost or unused and reconstruction and rebuilt are often done.

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    Tehran Urbanization

    by johnsakura Written Oct 17, 2004

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    Tehran Iran

    Favorite thing: Tehran is a huge city with 12 million people. I mean, to go from one part of the city to the other part you'll need more than one hour driving or going in any other way of transportation.

    You'll find Tehran to be very organized and clean, taking in consideration its lastest decades growth as been chaotic and without rules, the city centre is quite consistent and pretty much organized in Irani and MIddle East standards.

    Fondest memory: I only saw plastic palm tres in Iran. I saw them in the cities in the Persian Gulf and also here in Tehran. Why plastic painted in red palm trees?

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    Sky scrapers abound

    by maryamy Written Aug 5, 2004
    Tehran landscape

    Favorite thing: Tehran has now very few villas, homes. Everybody is building apartments to accommodate the ever-increasing population of this city.
    Bound by mountains, expansion in the north is hard, yet that is the most desirable part of town...

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    Money and currency

    by Nourin Updated Dec 13, 2003

    Favorite thing: Be aware of that 1000 Rial is 100 toman, which is what most people mention prices is. Just remove one zero from the Rial and you know how much to pay.

    You can exchange money in two offices on Ferdosi street, close to Ferdosi sq. Banks are more of a hazzle and people in the street as well.

    Be aware that people constantly are trying to overcharge you. If something seems expensive it probably is. Often you can find the same item in other shops if you want to compare.

    There are still another price for foreigners in places like hotels and tourist spots. Buses, restaurants and cinemas are examples of places where you get the same prices as Iranians.

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    In north of tehran, there are....

    by vahiddavoodi Updated Oct 14, 2003

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    aloo kuhi...!

    Favorite thing: In north of tehran there are some badgers that sale some special kind of fruits products that you had never seen! such as "lavashak" ,"barge-ye-holu" ,"aloo-kuhi"...etc.!!
    when you are in hiking in the mountain you meet these badgers with delicious fruits that blink to you.dont miss them....!

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