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Most visitors, after experiencing this friendliest of countries, couldn't agree less. For culture seekers, Iran has magnificent ruins of ancient cities, glorious mosques and mausoleums, and museums so interesting they're bound to leave your feet sore.
The more adventurous can enjoy trekking, budget-priced skiing, or some wicked rock climbing. Travellers with a deep-seated need for a few brews and/or a spot of heartfelt feminist discourse may want to consider another destination, but Iran has a huge amount to offer

Weather Overview
The seasons are clearly differentiated. Spring starts in March and is initially cold and windy, later becoming pleasantly warm and often sunny. Spring and autumn are easily the best times to come, and if you come in spring you avoid having countless Iranians tell you: 'Oh, but you must come back in the spring, it's beautiful.' Summer, which begins in June, is predominantly warm but hot at times, with plenty of sunshine interlaced with heavy rains. July is the hottest month, with temperatures ranging between 35 and 45°C (95-113°F). Autumn comes in September and is at first warm and usually sunny, turning cold, damp and foggy in November. Winter lasts from December until March and can include substantial snowfall, depending on how the weather is feeling and where you are. January and February can be bitterly cold, with temperatures often below -15°C (5°F) or -20°C (-4°F), though the days are often pleasantly mild, particularly in the south.


There's a vast network of flights between Iran and Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Visitors from the USA or Australasia usually have to fly via Asian or other Middle East hubs. Most flights land in Tehran, either at the older Mehrabad airport, or the new Imam Khomeini International Airport, 35km (22mi) south of the city. You can also fly into Shiraz, Esfahan and Mashhad, usually from other cities in the Middle East. Most tickets have the departure tax built in, though if you buy a ticket inside Iran you might have to pay USD30.00 at the airport. Check when you buy.
Regular buses and trains link Iran and Turkey, and less frequent buses run to Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Afghanistan. Travelling overland to Pakistan is simple enough, if not that comfortable, either by public transport or in your own vehicle. However, check the security situation in Pakistan before setting off. Overland travel to Iraq is currently both illegal and stupid - don't do it.
Iran has 2410km (1470mi) of coastal boundaries, but there are only a few ways to enter or leave Iran by sea. In the Persian Gulf, there are ferries from Sharjah and Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and from Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar. It's also possible to travel across the Caspian Sea on an irregular cargo boat between the Azerbaijan capital of Baku and Bandar-é Anzali.

WorldGuide Index Prices
Item Price
litre of petrol IR800.
can of soft drink IR2,000.
1.5 litre bottle of water IR2,500.
cup of coffee IR3,500.
street snack (sausage sandwich) IR3,500.
pot of tea in a teahouse IR5,000.
two pack of toilet paper IR7,000.
one hour online IR10,000.
meal in a cheap restaurant IR20,000.
haircut for man IR30,000.
average museum ticket IR4000.
haircut for woman IR50,000.
Each 9000Rials is equal to One Dollar

Life without love is like a tree without blossom and fruit and love without beauty is like flowers without scent and fruits … without seeds … life, love,and beauty are three persons in one.who cannot be seprated or changed/
Also I know that:
It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and perservering courtship . love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created in years or even generations
Love is a gracious host to his guests though to the unbidden his house is a mirage and a mockery
Love knows not its depth till the hour of separation.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls…
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music,
Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping.
For only the hand of life can contain your hearts.
And stand together yet not too near together:
For pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.

Will you accept a heart that loves.
But never yields? And burns,but.
Never melts? Will you be at ease
with a soul that quivers before the tempest,but never surrenders to it?
Will yoy accept one as a companion
Who makes not slaves,nor will become
One? Will you own me but not possess me, by taking my body and not my heart?

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