some doubts about Iran
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Aug 13, 2013 4:30 PM Last Post By: DirkTeur
Jul 8, 2013 10:36 AM
some doubts about IranHi there
I'm planning to travel Iran on next september and i ' ve read that is very dificult to get money there because there is not ATM in Iran. I would'nt like to carry a lot of money with me all the time, so i want to know if there is another way to get money in the country or i must bring it all ( euros) from here.
In that case, how much money culd i calculate per day including meals and accomodation?
Can i paid flights with credit card?
What happens if I ran out of money to change there?
And one last question: has someone been in Bam city in recent years? i dont know if the city has been rebuilt and if it is worth now.
Thanks a lot
Jul 8, 2013 12:49 PM
1I can't answer all your questions, but you will certainly need to take all the money you're going to need with you. No ATMs at all, no credit cards taken. I did that last year and never felt worried about carrying the money around. I calculated about € 100 a day for everything and came back with only just over half my money spent (and I don't stay or eat in the very cheapest places.)
You will find it very difficult if not impossible to get money out to you in Iran if you run out, unless your country has an embassy and is generally helpful (not British!!!!)
Jul 8, 2013 1:43 PM
In a sense there is. If you travel 2 people togehter you can help each other in case the other is robbed. It goes without saying that it is even more important than it generally is, to pick the right traveling companion. If you fly into Iran and out of a neighboring country you can always move on to a country with ATMs if you are about to run out of cash. If you do so a bit earlier than expected, simply move on a bit earlier than expected. My point is - it helps a bit (but only a bit) to think creatively.
It is called economic sanctions. You have the time until you go to get used to the idea and how to make the best of it (The good news about Iran is not a destination to wear minimum of clothes is that one keeps a lot of places to hide cash;). If you can not get used to the idea, then perhaps this trip is not for you?
I am reluctant to belive that an embassy would help people with money. Not only because it is not their problem, but because they would make themsleves a big problem once the word spread around.
Jul 9, 2013 3:34 PM
3Beleive it or not there was a time without plastic money and ATM. I remember that time well and I'm not even that old(33). All travellers carried all the cash they had or used travellers cheques(we never used them) and it was fine.
Fortunately Iran is one of the safest countries on Earth, so it is very unlikely that your money gets stolen. Should you leave your wallet somewhere accidentaly, everything possible will be done to return it to you.
And finally even if you somehow loose all your money it's one of the few countries where I wouldn't worry as you can trust people will do anything to help you. Give you a lift or pay for a bus ticket, invite you to spend the night in their home or give you food.
Jul 11, 2013 3:44 AM
Jul 12, 2013 9:27 AM
5yes don't worry about the money. Iran was my first real travel experience ever and i had a great time. I crossed the border with twelve hundred euro's in a envelop in my backpack. I had a hard time spending any money in Iran. In thirty days i did spend about 600 euro's and i did get some nice gifts for friends and family too. With the money i had left i helped an fellow traveler who wanted to stay longer and had no cash anymore. He wired the money to me and i gave him my last euro's. everything worked out allright.
just bring enough cash with you. you can book a flight on the internet and pay with whatever you would normaly pay with
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