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Iran in Depth

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Safety in Iran: What it’s like to be a foreigner living in Iran

More than two years ago, I left my motherland France to visit Iran for the first time. Today, in January 2020, I’m writing to you from Tehran, where I live, to answer a question I thought belongs to the past: “Is Iran safe?”

These are not easy lines to write. At the start of 2020, Iran is in grief, crying the loss of hundreds of people, mostly Iranians, in the crash of the Ukraine International flight. We are all, whatever our nationality, impacted in our lives by the tragedies Iran has lived for the past year: from economic crisis to the fear of conflict between the US and Iran.

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Iran in Depth, Tip to the Trip

Architectural Diamonds in Shiraz: Part1

The real gyms of Shiraz, in my opinion, are its extremely happy and hospital people who care more about having fun than working (just my type of people), endless number of famous Persian Gardens which beset this green-life-invaded city, mouth-watering exquisite Persian cousins and salads like the famous Shirazi Salad, luxuriously-beautiful women and prestigious men, and to-die-for delicious traditional Persian deserts and sweets like the well-known Halva Kasih (yellow dens sweet) and Masghati Shirazi (also another kind of conventional sweet).

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Iranian Planes; Forgotten Names Do Still Fly

Although relatively bumpy, a little long in the tooth, and not praised much by some news media in the past, Iran’s national airline and its collection of airliners do their job pretty well and pave the way for millions of passengers up in the skies daily, and have done so for many years now! And yes, you might hear one or two plane crashes pop here and there in the news, but that those are always due to many possible complications, and lessons learned by the well-respected and much-praised Iranian captains. To this day, millions of people use the national aircrafts to travel the country without any fear of accidents, and still believe that Iranian airliners and planes are the best way to reach different points in the country.

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Iran in Depth, News & Events

Museums in Tehran; History in Mid-Town

The very name of “Museum” immediately takes our minds to culture, history, heritage, and art and which land is more packed with all of that than the region of Aryans – Iran. Marks of human influence of a couple of thousand years, countless dynasties emerging and vanishing and while doing so also upholding unique ideologies and thought-processes, the advent of world-conquering religions and prophesized intellectuals, and standing at the midst of Eurasian road in the best geographical location possible have all blessed Iran with a broad spectrum of ethnic groups, world-class monuments and heritage sites, exceptional traditions and beliefs, game-of-thrones like epic stories and heroes, and tons of mind-blowing archeological items scattered throughout its soil.

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Best time to visit Tehran

Tehran, the biggest and busiest city of Iran, hosts millions of people every year. Museums, fine art centers, huge exhibitions, great hospitals, prime companies, old bazaars and a fascinating blend of different cultures have made Tehran the most visited city in Iran. As an expat who has been living in the capital since 2013, I would say there is no best or worst time to visit for Tehran. However, in the article below you will find a guide on what you can do in Tehran in each season, so you would plan your trip according to your own priorities.

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