Hi, I was thinking of going to the embaqssy tomorrow and apply for the visa.
hello everyone, it's time to cross all of our fingers... I sent my application for the Visa yesterday...I ll let you know how it goes.
Fingers are crossed.
Yes, let us know how it goes and how long it takes and what happened with the letter of invitation, so we will know what to say if somebody asks the same questions in the near future.
I can't swim but same as every country if you want to do any thing that is forbidden, you need very very close friends, if you really like to swim, you can ask your close Iranian friends to help you,.
What an ordeal to have to go through for something as ordinary as swimming. Best skip some activities in some countries. Thankfully there is more to do and see in Iran than swimming.
Foreigners are special !
Indeed! We are treated like special guests as foreigners in Iran. Everybody will help and look after you as a foreigner and be very curious about you. Bring photos of your family and your country to show.
Hope you can get a visa.
Im living in iran and i will be grateful if I can help you.
I think "mo han" has a best answer about swim but one more thing you can swim by swim swimsuit in coast and beach which is for women. dont worry beacuse iranian people are so hospitable.
enjoy Iran, the land of Wine, Poem and ancient places.
slight change of plan for us...Borneo in a few months (Sabah) then Iran in spring next year. We keep reading about how beautiful the country is in spring, so have put off our trip. Cant wait though, for either place! I'll make sure I get my fill of swimming (snorkelling and diving) in Sabah so I can go a month without in Iran. And as Mel says, take photos. We usually have something to share, but friends bought us a neat little album (small, lightweight, with cool NZ pics on the covers!) to fill with photos and postcards to take places with us. I know its just another thing to have to carry, but its a worthwhile thing to take. Also, as many places we stay also have internet access, sharing this blog with them is also great. But for those chance encounters on buses and in markets...
So, Eva, have you got your visa yet? We're keen to hear more about the process, and about your trip later
it has been a long time since i wrote. I am finally back to italy but my passaport is still waiting for it's visa...! it's taking ages.
But it will come soon or later. we are not planning to leave for an other couplke of month anyway.
Yeah, a good idea to leave a good margain of error.
hello hello, I eventually got the visa : ) I had to chase it for a month but i made it. thanks for the advice and support.
what's, in your opinion, the best travel guide? I would need some fro greece, turkey and iran...
...the best travel guide?
I usually use the Lonely Planet books when I travel. That is the one I took to Iran. It has accurate(in my opinion) advice about safety and customs. For Greece and Turkey, you could get the one that covers the whole of Europe if you want instead of two separate books. Or just buy the Greece and Turkey sections of the book. You can buy the sections instead of the whole books on the internet these days.
I think you will find all thing that you need by books or websites and your travel can be enjoyable without travel guide. Also you can submit all your reservation by internet.
if you want, let me know your plan (the cities and places which you want to visit or activity which prefer to do) so I can introduce you to my friends in the various cities. by the way, I can help you specially about southern cities like SHIRAZ and KERMAN, deserts and nature specially mounties.
have a good time with ancient Shiraz wine at the land of poem.
When did you say you are going to Iran, Eva? Not too soon I hope, with all that is going on there at the moment.
Anyone in Tehran this week?