Stephan Orth was more interested in the people than for the sights in Iran, and decided, therefore, not in Hotels, but in the case of Iranian women and Iranians who have made their Couch available. His experiences he wrote in the book "Couchsurfing in Iran," the 2017 appeared.
In Iran, learned Orth, what hospitality really means. For example, as a hostess in their work skipped and sick had to write just to him and the other guests to show the Kaluts desert region of Kerman. A place that you yourself already 20 times had visited. A hospitality that was allowed to experience of the Journalist, although he has travelled to over 70 countries, never.
Orth learned the Tricks of the Iranians to know that you narrten the moral police. So, for example, with the App called Gershad. This report passers-by for all of the other User, where the moral police is on the way. Very handy to plan walking routes, if you do not know that the your own Outfit complies with the rules. Because it is not only for women's clothes duties apply, such as a headscarf and a knee-length coat.
men should not wear Shorts, but long sleeve tops. Nevertheless, One should forget the image of a devout Muslim, says Orth. In private conversations, Stephan Orth noted that it would take a lot of not so exactly with the state religion and some reject even the Islam.
you should trust not to do in Iran:
Zebra stripes: These are ignored by motorists, which can lead to life-threatening situations.
As a Couple without a wedding ring Who is not a married Couple on the road, get in some Hotels a double room. And also in conversation with very conservative Locals can lead to irritation. Therefore, For such situations prefer to "wedding rings" buy.
taxi driver pay: Sounds obvious, but sometimes the driver will offer this and say: "You're not my friend, for you it's free." But this is Taarof (see below), should, for reasons of etiquette and decided to insist, but to pay for.
use Whatsapp be Like: that is in Western countries, the thing. Now, in Iran, Telegram is the most important Messenger program to stay in contact with Locals. Also, because this service is guaranteed to be safer communication.
And recommends Orth:
Taarof: this special Form of courtesy, one should know really know. It says, among other things, that you should refuse two to three times, if one is offered something. Only then you can be sure that the offer is a serious one. So someone Stephan Orth wanted to give a 8000-Euro-Persian carpet. He would have taken this easy, it would have been a huge faux pas.
cash: Would have Orth paid for it, he must have Cash to do. You should have the entire travel budget in euros or dollars. Because: credit cards will not work.
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Created: 09.12.2019, 15:38 PM