Syria or Iran ??? (travelling suggestion)

Ramius75

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Hi all,

Im thinking of taking a trip to either Iran or Syria. So what do u guys think about these 2 places ? Im bias against Syria, but my companion wanted to go Iran instead.

Any experienced traveller or anyone been to these places before ?? any forumer living there?
 

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Probably Iran. A greater variety of scenery and some fabulous cultural works from times past.

But I wouldn't know what kind of restrictions may be put on there. You'd have to find out.
 

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How about going to both? Visit Syria first, then take a train across Turkey to Iran.
 

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Probably Iran. A greater variety of scenery and some fabulous cultural works from times past.

But I wouldn't know what kind of restrictions may be put on there. You'd have to find out.

Thanks, i already called the ministry of foreign affair and for Singaporean Visa is not required for up to 2 weeks stay in Iran... But syria will required Visa...

And both dont have any embassy in singapore also... -_-"

How about going to both? Visit Syria first, then take a train across Turkey to Iran.

dont not have enough time... have about only 10-12 days... so have to make the best out of it...

i wanted to go Turkey and then cross into Syria. But will be cool to do Iran also... minus the dangerous places...

not sure if i will have any problem shooting with a large camera also... it always attract unwanted attention.
 

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from what i heard, syrians are really are gentile friendly people, very interesting sights too... Iran has a lot of trumphs too but the distances and the fact that there are bandits along the main roads (especially east).

http://wikitravel.org/en/Syria
 

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I've never been to either country yet.

But there are good chances I have to go to Iran at the beginning of next year.

i see, Iran is always 1 of the country i wanted to visit also... so im now doing some research on how to get the best out of middle east 1. :D

from what i heard, syrians are really are gentile friendly people, very interesting sights too... Iran has a lot of trumphs too but the distances and the fact that there are bandits along the main roads (especially east).

http://wikitravel.org/en/Syria

yup, will avoid southern and eastern Iran for the moment... Dont want to get kidnapped in these places.

Thanks for the link :D

Syria seems to have a very interesting place



its called Moolola...
 

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You lucky git! Let me know if you need a bodyguard and I'll come with.

Won't have to pay me much... :D


Seriously though, I think you should do both. Failing that, I dunno, flip a coin.
 

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Both good choices, but in your place I would probably try Iran...
 

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Hi all,

Im thinking of taking a trip to either Iran or Syria. So what do u guys think about these 2 places ? Im bias against Syria, but my companion wanted to go Iran instead.

Any experienced traveller or anyone been to these places before ?? any forumer living there?

:eek:
do you want die?????
are you crazy?????
why do you need to go in the most terrorist countries of world????
 

JerichoHill

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Go to Iran. You'll be suprised how western it is. Should be able to buy Britney's latest on the streets. Syria is rife with problems and violence. Iran's not. Its a nice place to visit
 

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I'm hoping to go to Iran next year sometime. I'm hoping to be able to go
Ethiopia (for a few days, to shorten the flight) -> Maybe Zimbabwe again -> Bangladesh -> India -> Pakistan -> Iran -> Turkey -> Back through Europe

Although it means I'll have to work my **** off in the first half of the year!
 

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My brother went to Iran, he had a good time, but he didn't like Tehran. Just a big polluted city.
 

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syrians are really are gentile friendly people

Of course, they aren't Israel . . .

Anyways, both sound nice. I actually think that Iran seems like a great place, just with bad leadership (like they say about us . . . hmmm . . . ) and wouldn't mind going there some day.
 

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I'd rather go to Morocco.

I know a Moroccan person and he told me that North morocco is a tourists paradise, just like some parts of turkey... but if you go to the south... there's some bas stuff going on there. (and I haven't even mentioned the Western sahara!)
 
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