With the likelihood of sanctions being imposed is travel to Iran in October for two experienced independent travellers in their late 60's foolish to contemplate? If we were to go we were thinking of taking the train from Van to shiraz. How can we get tickets?
About safety Iran is safer than many countries in the world. Just follow the general safety guidelines. Being more comfortable, it is better to keep modesty in your cloth. People are helpful and civilized and so keen to the tourists. Yellow taxis, public buses and metros can be used to commute fast and cheap and of course safe. Plenty of solo travelers both men and women enter Iran each day and travel in the country hassle-free.
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