Not everything is as strict as it seems: a review about Iran and a couple of tips on how to behave
Most tourists visit Iran as part of a tourist group, but if you decide to explore the country on your own, there will be no problems either. Iran has a well-developed public transport system, there is even an intercity metro. For example, from Tehran, you can easily take the metro to the Muslim holy city of Qom. All inscriptions at stops are duplicated in Latin.
It is more convenient to travel around the city by taxi, but the bus is sometimes faster, as they go along dedicated lanes. But the trouble with traffic jams in the city.
Renting a car is a bad idea. Firstly, the driving style is specific, and secondly, there are many narrow streets and steep descents and ascents. And gas stations are a whole quest that is unlikely to be mastered by a tourist who has visited the country for the first time.
You should not worry about cosmetics, manicure or bright hair color, there are no problems with this. Iranian girls are literally ahead of the curve in this matter.1/1
The Internet works well here, there will be an access point in the hotel (and in almost any cafe). But many resources work only through VPN. If suddenly you go to a site objectionable to the state, you will see a picture with information that the site is unavailable and you will be asked to visit more interesting local resources. All Iranians use social networks, there is no secret. Each store has its own Instagram and Facebook accounts* (owned by Meta, this organization and its social networks are recognized as extremist in Russia) and they indicate it on the signs, no problem.
The most popular question from tourists planning to visit Iran. The sale of alcohol is prohibited. Generally. No alcohol law. Friends can treat, from personal stocks. It is better not to try to seek adventure and alcohol sellers, or refuse if you are offered to buy it. Most often it is a fake of very poor quality. It's better to focus on local food and attractions.
Behavior in public places
Another interesting Iranian feature for tourists is dancing. It is not customary to dance here in public places (even at concerts, only clap), but most often the Iranians themselves often violate this rule. People love to dance and sing here, especially in the evenings in the parks. /cp/g0/cpg0gq7x3kg8gwo44kksg4wog.jpg” media=”(max-width: 549px)”>