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Im sorry to ask this question that others have but.....
Ive sent many, I mean many, emails to both Firouzeh and Gollestan hotel and no answers.
Any thoughts what to do as I arrive(as do many) at 0240 and want to have a place to go after long flights!
I also wrote to the Khayyam hotel but no answer!
any thoughts on anything else similar. I thought of Parasto but its getting out of my budget.
Thanks for your help
Information from the Jordanian Public Security Department has been published today.
Just want to make sure there's no restriction. I assume Americans have entered Iran in many places, like the Turkish border. But has anyone flown into Ahvaz? If I could fly from Kuwait to Ahvaz, it would be better than having to change fights in Tehran. Thanks!
Dear frineds: I and my wife (in 60s) are planning to go to see the land of 3 prophets -Moses, Jesus, Mohammad
1. I alone fly out from US on Nov 14th, reach Tel Aviv on 15th. I will like to stay in some cheap accommodation even in some hostel till my wife joins me. (Can you pl suggest some for me as a single guy under $40/night)
2. My wife joins me on 24th Nov, she will leave US on Sat 23rd. (looking for some $75/night accommodation, may be in Jerusalem). We both return back same flight on Sat Nov 30th.
3.. We are not much into religion, want to see History, Muslim, Jews, Christian places,
rural villages and agriculture farms,
Palestine towns, (can we go to Gaza, or Egypt border and see those tunnels),
refugee camps sites,
some local bars for me,
Dead sea, I might like to go to Jordan Petra when I am living there alone.
Pl guide me, thanks a lot more »
My girlfriend and I are from Canada and heading to Jordan next month. We will be making the trek from Dana to Petra from December 10th to the 14th. Right now we have booked a private tour leaving out of the Feynan Ecolodge. it's a long shot but we wanted to open our hike to anyone that is interested as it gets cheaper the more people join.
We expect that this will be a trek of a lifetime. We're friendly, easy going people. Another couple would likely be ideal - whatever your age. If interested reply to this thread or private message and I can give you the details and the itinerary.
Also, anyone who has been on this or a similar hike, any tips?
I hope someone can help me. I am planning to visit Tehran this winter for a 6 week intensive persian course at Dekhoda Institute. My student visa got already approved, so I am good to go, but now the institute wrote that there are new rules for accomondation: foreign students are obliged to live in the dormitories!
quote: Applicants who enter Iran with an Educational Visa are obliged to use one of the dormitories of University of Tehran or Danesh Pazhuhan of Shahid Beheshti University. Otherwise, in case of using other places, their Visas will not be extended
This was confirmed by an email.
Does anyone have experiences staying at the girls dormitory? Is it possible to get a single room?
I was planning to rent a flat / room in Tehran to have more privacy and "do what I want", because I am fearing thats not possible at a ... more »
My friend and I are going to Israel in about a week. We are looking for a good itinerary for 12 days and would like to go to Petra in Jordan as well. Does anyone have a good 10-12 day itinerary and a good route to Petra. We have heard the border crossing at Elat may be closed. Does anyone know if it is? Suggestions for Jordon welcome also.
Im a US citizen who will be doing the Mongol Rally in July with another American and an Australian. I read that Americans cannot obtain a transit visa. Also I've read that Americans who do obtain a tourist visa must have a guide. Does anyone have experience driving through Iran without a guide? Is this something that is strongly enforced or is it possible to pass through without one? I would most likely be entering from Turkey and exiting to Turkmenistan.
I am looking for a shop selling travel gear in or near Beirut. Like backpacks, hiking boots etc.
Do you know any?
I'll travel in Jordan with my girlfriend in the period 17 - 24 February 2014, we already booked our flight tickets. I'm trying to find the best option for this 7 days, we'd like to see as much interesting places as possible, but without rush and with public transportation because we are budget travelers. Our program (at least, for now) looks like this:
- Day 1: Arrival in Amman + visit Amman. Sleep Amman.
- Day 2: Day trip from Amman to Ajloun and Jerash. Sleep Amman.
- Day 3: Early bus from Amman to Petra. Visit Petra. Sleep Petra.
- Day 4: Visit Petra. Sleep Petra
- Day 5: Early bus from Petra to Wadi Rum. 1 day + 1 night package in Wadi Rum. Sleep Wadi Rum.
- Day 6: Early bus or taxi from Wadi Rum to Aqaba, bathing in Red Sea, bus from Aqaba to Amman. Sleep Amman.
- Day 7: Early bus from Amman to Madaba. Half-day trip to Dead Sea + Hammamet Ma'in. Spare time in Mad...
I've posted several questions about Ashura in Lebanon and the city of Nabatieh / Nabatiyeh in the past weeks, but didn't get any answers. I'll be arriving a week from now and I guess I'll figure it all out on the ground (though answers are still more than welcome).
Here's a new question though:
I'll be arriving at Beirut Airport early in the morning and plan to be in Nabatieh before nightfall that same day. What's the easiest / cheapest / fastest way to get there? Any buses / service taxis that will take me directly from the airport to Nabatieh? Or should I go to a bus / taxi station in Beirut first? Any direct connections, or head for Sidon / Tyre first and change?
Any comments are appreciated. Also, a hotel recommendation would be nice.
Guido (The Netherlands)
ps: if interested in travel photography, including images from last year's Ashura Da... more »
I have read that if you enter in Jordan from Aqaba borders Visa is free. Does anyone know it?
I am planning a trip to Oman with my family (wife + son 20 months old) starting Dec 1st for 14 days. We will rent a car and drive most of the time.
I have few thougths on my trip so I am here to seearch for some answers.
1. fly to dubai or muscat? i have been thinking to fly to dubai because of more rental possibilities.
The other benefit of flying to dubai is going to musandam peninsula. is it worth it? even traveling with a small kid? the drawback is border crossing, definitely. the 2nd drawback is that if we rent a car in dubai we wont probably go to salalah because i do not want to drive both ways and we need to return the car in dubai too.
2. so is it better to go to musandam or to salalah? i think we will going to do one of those two.
3. do we need a 4x4 to reach all tha attractions?
4. are the water temperatures in december suitable for swimming?
5. best dive on ... more »
As an American used to independent travel, I've had to accept that going to Iran means having a guided tour (individually tailored). But I've had some dramatically different estimates for a 14-day trip, from $2500 to over $6,000. The choice of hotels don't explain this. Both include drivers and a plane trip for intra-Iran travel. THIS IS FOR ONE PERSON.
I'd like to know the usual reasons for the dramatic differences. The more expensive one comes from a US agency that works with Iran-based agencies where the less expensive one is an Iranian travel agency, IRAN SAFAR. Is there any good reason to use a US agency? Could that actually explain most of the HUGE difference?
I'd like to hear from people who shopped among different agencies for tours and the reason you've inferred for the great difference. In my case we're talking a similar/identical itinerary of places to visit. Did anyo... more »
I'll spend a nightly stopover at a hotel in Dubai.
I want to buy some electronic devices there ( much cheaper than in the country I'm living in ).
I can see some online offers and I could even arrange a delivery to my hotel with an one day notice.
But I can't see any prices online from the airport duty free shops.
So would it be better to buy outside the airport or are the duty free prices inside even better ?
Any reply highly appreciated.
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