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Old 30 Nov 2012
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I had read suspicious and negative references about Hossein before entering Iran according that he is chaeting people while changing money. But I decided to make my own point of view and went to him. Greatest hospitality in the world? Kicking sbdy. with 38° temperature just out without any advices and help! And all this by stupid lies!? Very great....
And changing money, he also requested me to wait outside, which I denied... For what??
All in all I had very bad experience at his place. Maybe you other guys have more luck...??
Hello Alex!
I cannot confirm your experiences. We were travelling to Iran this year (four bikers on their own KTMs - Enduristan: Salam Alaikum Iran) and Hossein was waiting for us half a day at the border. When we finally passed the turkish side he helped us with the iranian post and then he hosted us for three days at the place of his parents, which were really friendly to us. We could spend time in their backyard and rest for a while and even maintained our motorbikes there. As there were four of us, we occupied the house these days nearly completely.
I know, he is hosting a lot of people and I could understand, if his parents get "fed up" of guests every once in a while.

As I was travelling five months this year in twenty different countries, I can state, that the iranians are one of the friendliest and most hospitable people I met. Of course, Hossein is a motorbike-enthusiastic young man, and he might not comprehend all the needs of a "poor" tourist. But you should take into account, that we as tourists have to adapt to the countries we travel, not the other way around.
That means for me: I never set my expectations too high, then I don't get disappointed!

Wish you more luck next time!

Best regards from Bogotá,

Matthias
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to make clear.....

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Gürbulak Sınır Kapısı Ağrı-Doğubeyazıt
Kapıköy Sınır Kapısı Van-Özalp İran
Esendere Sınır Kapısı Hakkâri-Yüksekova

Except Int.Gürbulak, safety is partly problem..That may be the matter of being at the wrong time at the wrong place..
dear friends there is no problem around 3rd one as well,i have been there many times and i have some realitives in that area,the problem is near the iraq border
and as i said before the 3rd one is highly recommended to cross because you will cross quickly,you will not pay money for sevices,you will not have 10 days carnet limitation,and so on.....

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The same in 2011 for us: easy to enter via Sero, a lot of mess to go out at Bazargan.
dear roro its still what you experience on 2011


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We had the support (and pleasure company) of Hosein that help us getting in and out of the country
thats kind of you my friends ,wish meet you again in iran

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