Welcome to Tehran (Day 1)

Back on the road after a long winter break! First night in Tehran! After a stop over in Istanbul I arrived at 7am Iranian time. I quickly discovered in my taxi ride that driving is chaotic to say the least but I got to the hotel in one piece where I paid my room in millions of rials. You can easily be a billionaire….in rials.

I managed to find the metro but found myself in the wrong carriage (women only) but as I am such a cute teddy bear all was forgiven.


I first headed to the big bazaar where you could buy anything that came to your imagination (from carpets to flashy bras)- after getting lost I eventually had a much needed coffee break (I still hadn’t slept yet!!).

I then took off to Golestan palaces where I discovered that Iranians like lot and lots of mirrors! It was one of the last Shah’s residences where he conducted official ceremonies such as coronations and weddings. It was built under the Qajar dynasty and consists of several buildings around a garden. At this stage I was still confused about the currency as the money has lost so much value they switch between Rials and Toumans and by the fact you don’t get change back in museums unless you ask for it?

I headed for a quick lunch in the sun before attempting to cross the busy road towards the park and giving in to what seems the Iranian way of crossing – say a prayer and hope not to get hit by a car!

Time for more culture at the Islamic national Museum before heading back for a snooze. After a stroll on Tabiat bridge overlooking the city by night, I had the traditional meal of Dizi but I had to refer to my favourite guidebook to enjoy it the authentic way. Off to bed now as it’s been a long and busy day!

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  1. Super Trouspinet?Je mesuis régalée à lire ton compte-rendu de voyage.Je me dis que ça va être etre un superbe voyage ,avec plein de decouvertes alorqrofitez-e bien tous les trois!Je suppose que les Iraniens doivent etre etonnes de te voir parader sur les tables!! Gros bisous en attendant le prochain compte-rendu Kika

    Le sam. 27 avr. 2019 à 14:55, Trouspinet travels a écrit :

    > Trouspinet travels posted: “Back on the road after a long winter break! > First night in Tehran! After a stop over in Istanbul I arrived at 7am > Iranian time. I quickly discovered in my taxi ride that driving is folkoric > to say the least but I got to the hotel in one piece where I paid” >

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