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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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    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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    ....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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    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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    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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    Damavand..the higest point of middle east

    by vahiddavoodi Written Jul 6, 2003

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    Mt.Damavand (5671m), volcano in Iran

    Favorite thing: Damavand is a towering volcano just 45 miles northeast of Teheran, near the Southern coast of the Caspian Sea. It is surrounded by the smaller and comparatively rugged peaks of the Elburz range, but its great height and classic volcanic shape, unique to the region, grant it dominance and isolation.
    Damavand has not erupted in historical times, though occasional steam and sulfur gases exude from the top. The view from the summit is an amazing panorama of Iran's vast expanse of mountains, valleys, and deserts.

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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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    IF YOU WANT TO REALLY...

    by vahiddavoodi Written Jun 16, 2003

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    a river outside tehran

    Favorite thing: if you want to really see iran,get off of the interestates and take the back-roads.bring you to the beautifull towns that the interstates bypass.
    also you will see elegant articles trough the way.
    many roads in iran have a great ,unique and picturesque views filled with considerable magnicific things.

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    Azadi square is the symbol of tehran

    by mahshid Updated Jul 6, 2003

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    Top of Azadi tower

    Favorite thing: this square is the most important square of tehran and everyone who enters tehran by plane can see it. it`s a high tower and under this tower there is a museum.this picture has taken from the top of this tower.I took this picture about 5 years ago.ofcourse the first name was shahyad and it means the memory of king but after revolution they change it and now it`s called azadi(freedom).

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    Upon his return from Europe, after visiting ...

    by vahiddavoodi Written Jun 14, 2003

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    golestan palace

    Favorite thing: Upon his return from Europe, after visiting several museums and art galleries, Nassereddin Shah decided to establish similar sites in his Palace. He had exterior building destroyed and new ones built on the northwestern wing of Golestan Palace next to the Ivory Hall. These included the lobby, the Mirror Hall and the Museum Room, later known as the Grand Hall or even Grand Throne Room, ever since the Peacock Throne was moved there and the room begun being used for official and state ceremonies. It was in this room, after the modifications, that took place the Coronation of the Shah and Empress Farah in 1967.

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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 HIKING OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN...

    by vahiddavoodi Written May 17, 2003

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    hiking on the mountain above tehran

    Favorite thing: the hiking opportunities within iran are endless.
    there are great opportunities to see attractive and impressive atmosphere and places all over iran .
    one of the most opportunities is visiting the mountains above the tehran.
    it might be good trip.
    also it's possible skiing on the alborz mountains in the winter.

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    MOUNTAINS IN THE NORTH OF TEHRAN..

    by vahiddavoodi Written May 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: the mountains on north of tehran are very suitable place for youngs and people who like to hiking.
    one of the most opportunities is visiting the
    mountains above the tehran.
    it might be good trip.
    also it's possible skiing on the alborz mountains in the winter.

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    ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR...

    by vahiddavoodi Written Jun 10, 2003

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    ferdowsi street

    Favorite thing: one of the most popular attractive district in tehran located in south of tehran where contained many activities and individual shoping centers.
    here is a picture of "ferdowsi street" in south of tehran.this picture has taken on 1960 th.

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    There are many charming.....

    by vahiddavoodi Written Sep 1, 2003

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    north of tehran

    Favorite thing: there are many charming places in "darband" in north of tehran to visit and have some times in calm without the noices of busy city like tehran.
    it's very nice place and has a good climate ,and also there are too restaurants for enjoy of iranian dishes and also another kind of foods.

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