My five cents...
Originally Posted by dakaralex
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...??
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,