As Tehran announces Egyptians among seven nationalities that can now travel to Iran without a visa, we look into why it's a trending destination...
In an attempt to boost tourism, Iran has waived it’s visa procedures for Egyptians along with six more countries…With a plethora of culture and history, unique cuisine and landscape, here are our top 7 reasons on why you should ditch Mykonos and visit Iran instead.
This one needs no intro at all but Persepolis is Iran’s most famous ancient site. From ancient Persia to modern Iran, from the Achaemenid Empire to the Sasanian era, from the Safavid period to the Qajar dynasty, to the Pahlavi family and the Islamic Revolution, Iranian history is extremely plush.
Islamic, colourful, jagged and built on all sorts of terrain, it’s something to marvel at whether you are inside or outside a building.
Our food in Egypt is somewhat similar to Iranian cuisine but upped with aromatic herbs that make for appetising and addictive dishes. Ghormeh Sabzi, Kebabs, and Mirza Ghasemis, oh my.
Your Egyptian pound will go further than in almost any other nearby destination.
Photo by David Stanley.
True hospitality unlike our popular hospitality-for-tips-mentality that we’ve received worldwide acclaim for.
6. SOMETHING DIFFERENT
We all tend to get into comfort zones and we vacation with the same mentality; we all go to the same locations over and over and see the same people and do the same thing. If you’re sick of following your Sahel buddies around the the coast, here’s something different and truly unique.
7. IT’S CHARTING
Iran is totally in at the moment listed by many publications as one of the most popular travel destination in 2015… Here at CairoScene we can only assume that 2016 won’t be any different.
PS. THE WOMEN ARE REALLY BEAUTIFUL