IRAN TRAVEL GUIDE
Iran is a complicated and often-misunderstood country. But travelers who visit almost universally love it and its people, and they aren't afraid to share the news with others. If you are an adventurer willing to get off the beaten path, you're sure to find unique experiences in Iran.
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NEED TO KNOW
Language: You can get by with communicating in English in the major cities like Esfahan. People in the rural areas can also speak basic English. However, if you want have a more immersive experience, why not bring along a Farsi (Persian) phrasebook with you?
Currency: Iranian Rial ($1 = ~42,105 rial).
Credit Cards & ATMs: Foreign credit cards are not accepted in Iran. However, you can purchase a local credit card instead of having to bring a wad of cash with you while you travel around. Interestingly, even street stalls and stores in the rural areas accept credit card payment. ATM is not an option as only Iranian ATM cards can be used.
Plugs: Type C or F, 230V / 50Hz. Bring this universal adapter.
Safety: Despite what most of what the Western media says and despite the recent tensions between the USA and Iran, Iran is actually a pretty safe place to visit for tourists, though there are certain areas of course that should be avoided (e.g. areas that border Iraq and Afghanistan). It is important to note that due to certain sanctions, World Nomads doesn't provide coverage for Iran.
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WHEN TO VISIT IRAN
Temperatures during the summer months in Iran can get extremely hot and humid. So it's definitely best to visit during Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November).
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