Replies: 9 - Last Post: Oct 31, 2012 10:36 PM Last Post By: Johnnnn
Oct 23, 2012 11:53 AM
Does anyone have any suggestions about the Caspian and some places I may want to stop to check it out. I have read mixed reviews and seems to be hard to find a great deal of information about it. I thought I was going to be able to go somewhere and sit on the beach eating caviar and maybe even have a swim. Or is that just silly?
Any experiences, feedback or suggestions greatly appreciated.
Oct 23, 2012 1:07 PM
Oct 23, 2012 1:59 PM
Oct 24, 2012 6:08 PM
3I am not one to tell others what they should see if they already know what interests them, but if you only have 10 or 11 days in Iran, you must weigh up time spent sitting my the beach, with time that could otherwise be used in Yazd, Esfahan, Shiraz, Tehran. Being perhaps Australian there are no shortages of beaches there when you get home.
Oct 25, 2012 7:10 AM
4Hi, I'm 68 years old and female, so possibly not representative of the average traveller to Iran, but my second trip to Iran in 2007 included a camping trip with Iranian friends to the Caspian Sea area and I thought you might be interested in hearing my experiences so I'll PM you some photos of that trip and extracts from my holiday diary.
I wouldn't necessarily recommend seeing the Caspian Sea region at the expense of the usual tourist trail (Tehran, Yazd, Shiraz, Esfahan, etc)and it's probably best experienced on a trip with native Iranians, especially if you're female. Once, in Astara, I took a couple of hours out alone and tried to buy some lunch, but the joint I picked refused to serve me .. or rather, I became invisible .. families all around me were being served but I was obviously destined to starve. This doesn't happen in the usual tourist destinations where female tourists are treated courteously.
I've been back to Iran since then, to weddings etc, and I'd recommend Esfahan as the best destination for anyone who doesn't already have local contacts to show them round. The Caspian Sea region is OK but we have better beaches in the UK (try Cornwall) or as someone said, you must have even better beaches in Oz. But you wouldn't have the buzz of Azerbaijani touts approaching you on a busy moonlit beach in Astara saying "Wanna buy a bottle of whisky?" (Don't say yes, it's not worth the risk.)
Oct 25, 2012 7:39 AM
Oct 25, 2012 8:34 AM
6OK will try to work out how to do thisl Maybe my grandson will help me when I see him this weekend. Have tried to contact AussieBren with my usual email - can send him/her word doc.of my holiday diary + pics - but don't know how to share with wider world. Help. We're trying to keep up but it's hard to do. UK Granny
Oct 30, 2012 12:21 PM
i dont know what u want to do in caspian sea?
but if u like to search and photography all over there... u need about 10 days...
there is 4 road from tehran to caspian sea...and chaloos way is so amazing.
u can enjoy the mountains near the sea ploded by tree's and go to forest.
u can stay in beautiful cities like talesh, bandar anzali, ramsar and many more place...
if u have any more q u can ask me.
Oct 30, 2012 10:44 PM
Oct 31, 2012 10:36 PM
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