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Sara Armstrong

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    Tips for Traveling to Iran as a Woman

    The picture painted of Iran in the west is one of tyranny and repression. An Islamic state in the grips of Sharia law, a land where women are silenced and hidden. A faceless ‘other’. The people of modern Persia don’t reflect this reputation. In reality, Iran is brimming with spirited, confident women. Renowned for their hospitality and their charm, every second person you meet in Iran will insist upon welcoming you warmly into their homes. For solo female travelers the…

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