Although the western media wants you to believe something different, Iran is a great place to go to. It's perfectly safe and you'll encounter a lot of very open and special people.
Iran is an amazing country with most hospitable and friendly people, stunning landscapes and great roads. Go to the desert and the karavanserai from Kashan and you can have a great offroading track on gravel and camp for free. If you want to head from Esfehan to Shiraz, go through the Zagros mountains. Fantastic scenery and you'll meet a lot of nomads.
Places to stay:
safe parking and WIFI
Near Imam Khomeini square
tel: 021 3311 3757
Great big secure parking, WIFI
Staff very friendly and helpful
We found it the best bet in Tehran, after looking for a cheaper place
N 29° 37.040
E 052° 32.493
Motorcycles park at the courtyard
Amir Kabir Hotel
N 32° 39.818
E 051° 40.191
$11 per person
No parking at the courtyard possible
Motorcycles park at the guarded parking a bit further in the street
Silk Road Hotel
N 31° 54.048
E 054° 22.208
$35 double/ $7 dorm/ $3 camp on the roof!
Motorcycles park at the Orient Hotel across the street, which has the some owner.
N 30° 17.093
E 057° 04.336
$8 per person
Motorcycles park in the courtyard
Akbar Tourist Guesthouse
N 29° 05.430
E 058° 21.750
Motorcycles park at the compound
Very friendly place!!!
Run by a good, very entertaining man who has gone through a lot since the earthquake.
tel 98 344 231 48 43
Two for the Road