How to get from IKIA Airport to your accommodation?

How to get from IKIA Airport to your accommodation? If you are a solo traveler visiting Iran and no one is picking you up at the airport, this post can help you. IKIA airport is about one hour away (almost 35 Km) from the center of Tehran. After your arrival at IKIA Airport, whether you are staying in Tehran or leaving the IKIA Airport to Mehrabad Airport (domestic flights to other cities), it is better and safer to use the Airport Taxis. Seirosafar company is one of the transportation companies with over 50 years experience and professional drivers who are ready to serve for all arrival and departure flights. Exactly in front of the arrival and departure terminals you can find a long line of airport taxis waiting for passengers. They’re colors are yellow or light lemon green, and they all have the logo of the company on them. The good thing about airport taxis is that NO MATTER WHERE YOUR DESTINATION IN TEHRAN IS, THEY ALL COST THE SAME. The regular Toyota Camery will cost 85,000 Tomans (around 6$) and the Van or Rav4 will cost 90,000 Tomans. Make sure to have enough cash on you before taking the…

Iranian currency, is it really confusing?

Iranian currency Usually tourists, during their visit to Iran find Iranian currency really confusing. But the question is, is the currency really that confusing? The answer is yes! Not only Iran has two currencies, but also the exchange rate in Iran changes every second. The official currency in Iran is Iranian Rial (IRR) and all notes are printed in Iranian Rial. Rial is used in banks and official correspondence. But in daily life, people always use Toman. Toman is just another way to tell the price of goods and services, but there are no actual bank notes in Toman. To convert Rial to Toman you need to omit one zero and vice-versa. For example 10,000 Rial is actually one thousand Tomans. If this is not confusing enough, let’s talk about the language people use when talking about money. Imagine you are in a supermarket and want to buy a small bottle of water. When you ask the price it is said as “۲ Tomans”. Wait, what?! There isn’t a note or a coin that small. Since there are lots of zeros in the currency people usually don’t say the thousand part when speaking. 2 Tomans actually means 2000 Tomans.  …

What tourists should wear in Iran

What tourists should wear

What tourists should wear in Iran When visiting Iran, lots of tourists  may wonder what they should wear in public areas. Are there any restrictions regards clothing? Are there strict penalties for breaking the rules? Iran always holds many surprises to it’s visitors. Let’s start by saying that clothing restrictions and laws in Iran is mandatory for both men and women. Women According to Iranian rules, Hijab is compulsory for women. Women should wear scarves to go out and covering your arms and legs are advised. The scarf doesn’t need to be worn tight around the head or give full hairline coverage. As long as it’s on your head it’s fine. Women should also be modestly dressed. In addition to the scarf or shawl, Iranian ladies normally wear long pants, full length skirt and a tunic or a coat called “Manteau” reaching to mid-thighs or knees. There is a wrong disbelief that color choices for clothing lean towards darker colors and mostly black. In Iran any colors are welcome. Specially in hot days of spring or summer, after covering most of your body, wearing dark colored clothes doesn’t seem a wise idea. In other to enter some mosques, women are supposed to…