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Ali Habibi

Tip to the Trip

Ramadan in Iran; What to do and What not to do!

The holy month of Ramadan is a time of prayer and detachment from worldly pleasures. Ramadan means thirty days of self-cleansing, good deeds, giving out more, and getting closer to God. During Ramadan, Muslims fast from the brink of the day (early sunrise) till late in the evening and the time of Iftar, when they break their fast. If you are traveling to Iran you need to precisely know when Ramadan starts in Iran because it complicates things for tourist and adventurers. During Ramadan in Iran, most of the restaurants are closed to help people who fast over the day and even drinking water in the streets is considered rude and unmindful. Although Ramadan may sound like a tough month for outsiders to travel to Iran, it definitely has its own benefits and in some ways help travelers.

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Travel Guides

Traveling to Iran with Pets; Don’t Leave your Best Friends

Traveling and animals don’t exactly mix well, especially if you are traveling to Iran with pets. We are so emotionally attached to these beautiful creatures that we can’t simply let go of them, even for a few days which reminds me of the words of Colleen Paige, founder of “National Pets Day” organization, author, animal advocate, and in general a true animal lover that really moved me and brought me to the realization that people would do so many things to travel to Iran with their pets: “Many people believe that humans are superior to animals, but is that really true? We’re not able to come close to possessing the pure & perfect unconditional love that animals offer.

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Tip to the Trip

Dress code in Iran; Go long!

Dress codes can be real deal-breakers. Whether you’re a nurse who has set a Guinness World Record for a 26.2 miles race dressed as a nurse but are rejected for your scrubs with trousers being “too much like a doctor’s uniform” or getting booed and harassed in your hometown university for not wanting to wear a shawl in a European country, different cultures favor different dress codes.

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Travel Guides

Travel to Mashhad, Land of Sacred Heroes

If you’re considering to travel to Mashhad, you’re in the right place. Mashhad means a place of Shia martyrs and martyrdom. Courageous individuals who sacrificed their lives in the name of their religious view and for the greater good. No shortage of Shia martyrs has been recorded in Islam history and Mashhad stands as a testimony to this statement.

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Iran in Depth

Sun, See and Sand: Kish, Dreamy Island in Iran

Some say that the Kish island is missing page in the Persian history books. Most of this beautiful island’s history still remains unknown to everyone. Nearchus, one of Alexander’s naval officers, mentioned an island in the Persian Gulf. In 325 B.C, he was set off to find new lands. His voyage took him to an island he called later Arakata or Arakia, that today we know as Kish.

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