Farhan of the hitz Drive Thru spent a few days in Iran during Ramadan, so I asked him (aka forced) to take me on the adventure through the hitz Escape!
|Imam Khomeini International Airport|
The distance from Imam Khomeini International Airport to the city centre is similar to KLIA into town - a pretty long journey. A taxi costs around RM90 for a one way trip.
They have an underground train (the metro) which connects most parts of Tehran, and buses are available too. Alternatively, you can also use an Uber-like app called Snap; but it's mainly in Farsi!
|Typical Iranian women's garb|
10000 Iranian rials = RM1.29, but Persians usually shorten the name of the currency from rials to Tomans, where they take away a 0; meaning they will say 1000 Tomans instead of 10000 Rials.
|Iranian cards are accepted everywhere though - even in kedai runcit!|
|Tochal: This is in summer!|
It can be hot in the afternoon, but cold in the evening;
It can be sunny in the city, but snowing in the outskirts - all year round!
Places to Visit
|Azadi Tower - Yes, that's Farhan|
|Grand Bazaar Tehran|
|Fruit Market, Grand Bazaar - look at those peaches!|
Eid aka Hari Raya
Eid is celebrated on a small scale in Iran, even though it is still one of the biggest celebrations there. Family get-togethers and feasts are still the norm, but they don't have kuih! Oh no, how to live without makmur, kuih gulung, onde-onde......
|Tehran skyline from Tochan base|
Hi my name is Calista, nice to meet you: Salam, Man Calista-am, azdidanet koshbakhtam
How are you: Salam, Haleshoma chetori
Thank you: Merci (same as French!)
|Just look at those eyes! No not Farhan's...|
So is Iran on your bucket list now? It's definitely on mine! Special thanks to Farhan for the info!
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