Ignore anything Donald Trump says about Iran
Security and safety are the biggest concerns of travelers that unfortunately regarding to what media broadcasts about countries in the world. Misleading propaganda of media has dragged the name of Iran and cause to get surprise of Iran’s travelers. Everyone travels to Iran with a suspicious mind and leave the country with a smile of confidence and pleasure. No one comes back home with a negative or even neutral feedback about this country.
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In addition to spectacular sights and attractions, the warmth and hospitality of Iranians will blow your mind. From the outside Iranians might look not so welcoming, but the guests are in the highest position in their culture. Iranians don’t let you to feel homesick. When you look at them, they smile and eager to hear about the place you’re from. Enjoyable moments in Iran, birthplace to one of the world’s oldest civilizations, will erase your preconception forever.
Crime in Iran
Leave aside media hype. Statistics show crime rate in Iran is significantly less than average European or American countries. Travelers can stay in locals’ homes without worries and experience Iranians hospitality. Tourism police try to maintain a safety atmosphere in touristic cities. Tourist policemen usually speak multiple languages to handle complaints and guide travelers with great respect. It pays to be cautious for travelling to the border surroundings around Sistan va Baluchistan Province. Border areas are not as safe as elsewhere in Iran but people continue to travel there without any trouble. Attack on tourist have not ever reported.
When you ask tourists about Iranian driving culture, they smile and say “It’s unpredictable but it doesn’t mean you never feel safety in Iran”. There’s little you can do to control this beyond asking your driver to slow down or crossing the street carefully. You can use subway system in big cities and save yourself from traffic jam.