What do you know about Iran?!!


What do you know about Iran? What is your source of information? Are you one of those people who think Iran is a desert, where people use camel for transportation?! Or that Iran streets are dangerous for walking around since somebody might shoot you?
Anyway, if you’ve not visited Iran, and you are interested to know more about it, I suggest you to read this article:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/travel/destinations/middle_east/article5768065.ece
The comments are interesting too!

I had heard that many foreigners (specially western citizens) have a wrong vision about Iran based on what they are fed by their media, and many of them are scared about traveling to Iran. Last year, in IranOpen 2008 RoboCup competitions, I met some foreigners there and talked with some of them. They told me the same thing! Some of them were really scared, and it was just after asking from many people who have visited Iran that they have decided to come to Iran. Even with this information, it was after coming to Iran that they forgot all of their scares!

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Hopefully, I’ll see some of my foreign friends in IranOpen 2009 too! 🙂 I really like to see them again. It seems that some of them (from Netherlands and China for example) are planning to come again!

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7 responses to this post.

  1. I’ve got to admit, I’m one of those ignorant western people. The only two things I actually know about Iran are: 1) their president is totally nuts with his secret plans to build nuclear weapons, 2) geographically, it’s situated next to Iraq (which I only can remember because they’re nearly named the same, actually). There might have been some rumours about it being a desert and being the home of terrorists, too.

    It’s very sad, that I/we got those wrong impressions of your country and it’s very ignorant. Leaves me under the impression that I’ve become as ignorant as (I think) the people from the USA are.

    I figure I really should pay Iran a visit once in a while. Thanks for opening my eyes a bit.

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  2. Thank you 🙂
    I hope that you can come to my country and enjoy it! There are both naturally beautiful places and ancient structures. You can find out what remains from Persian empire 😉
    Hey! I just remembered that many even do not know that Iran is the old Persia (you might have heard about Persian(Iranian) carpet!).
    Also, our language is Persian(Farsi), and while many think that it is Arabic or similar to it, it is completely different. Our scripts look the same, but the languages are different. In fact, my English – which is not good – is much better than my Arabic in all aspects!

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  3. Posted by jef spaleta on February 26, 2009 at 3:41 am

    I-ran… isn’t that the name of the Apple and Nike product collaboration? No wait that is the Ipod+

    -jef

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  4. Posted by Ole on February 26, 2009 at 5:09 am

    Iran is in the same category as North Korea and Saudi Arabia. They are the same kind of extremist dictatorships.

    Other dictatorships that also needs more focus is China and Singapore. Singapore is a all too often overlooked dictatorship that in many ways works as a school for extremist dictatorships around the world. Singapore is under total control by one single family. Lee Kuan Yew has been the absolute fascist dictator since 1959. His son is now the official face for the family company named Singapore.

    Singapore is probably amount the top 10 nations in the world when it comes to having the infrastructure and education needed for a effective democracy. But the Lees do not want to share their company with their employees/citizen.

    Saudi Arabia and Singapore gets way to much positive press because of their strategic security cooperation with the democratic world.

    Israel is another horrible state with a enormous amount of issues to work out. I know people that has been working as human shields in the Palestinian farming areas. The Israeli extremists are beating and killing the farmers until they give up their land to the racist Israeli settlers.

    There are many good reasons to be afraid in Iran, but less so as a normal tourist. Expatriates living and working in extremist countries like Iran should be aware where they are.

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  5. Its interesting to see that everybody talks for sure, with no salt of uncertainty! About the current president’s “secret” plans to build nuclear weapons (how it can be secret when you know about it?) (any evidence?! certainly if there were any, things were much different for Iran (probably we were killed by US or some other country in our homes with some “reasonable” reasons!)), being the same as other dictatorship countries (it’s at least much different from other countries mentioned!), and even about being an Ipod+! 🙂

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    • Posted by Hank on January 20, 2011 at 9:00 pm

      Exactly, the western lies and demonization about Iran and its people are horrific, I am ashamed for being a westerner that treats Iran as it does. But its mainly due the apartheid state -israel. if there wasnt the zionist lies and warmongering about Iran there would be no hate against Iran. I want to visit Iran myself too. It has one of the richest culture. Very interesting!

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