Solo travel to Iran may seem a little scary especially for women, but I encourage you to do it. It is one of the best experiences you can ever have.
Learn a little bit of local language
Learn some local phrase like how to say “no, thank you” or introducing yourself. It is effective when people know you are making an effort to interact.
Wake up early and head out for a new adventure. Try to pack your day full so you will be ready for bed soon.
You would be surprised how much a simple smile leads people to you, and they want to show you the best of their countries and cities.
Hostel instead of Hotel
By choosing a hostel you will have more chance to meet locals and learn a few useful tips. There is always someone to help or join you on an adventure, especially if you’re staying in hostels.
Take an organized tour
Sometimes you need a rest, so let someone else take care of all the details and you can just enjoy. Do not forget that you are suppose to have fun and And take the stress away from you.
Try to make new friends
For instance, you can sit near a chatty group in a café or restaurant.
Try local foods
Getting help from a local about their traditional food is always a good idea.
Use your people
Use social networks to make connections and looking for others opinion to find your desired destination.
Do things you would not do at home
Open yourself up to new experiences, do not doubt you will make new friends. Try to sign up for a new activity, then you will have a chance to meet some eager and friendly faces to join you. You can also convert solo traveling challenges into a rewarding activity.
Becoming a problem solver
You will learn to tackle problems by gaining experience.
Improving your mental health
Travel is the fastest way to grow as a human being and inspire your life.
Facing your weaknesses
Traveling solo help you to control unexpected situations in your life.
Making you brave
Traveling solo means traveling with your opinions, doubts, and fears and it will make you brave at the end.
Learning to be independence
You figured out how to be happy in your own company and relied on your own. It makes you very independent.
Make you flexible
Flight delays, Bad weather, and cancellations will teach you how to deal with unexpected situations.
Learning how to say no
If you are a “yes” person, solo traveling will soon change it. It helps you to be brave, and speak out.
It shows you the world is not scary
Despite the media propaganda which tells you the world is a dangerous place, you will discover many wonderful places and incredible people.
Expanding your mind
Meeting strangers, dinner invites and new authentic conversation will help you to be a sociable person.
Stop and smell the roses
Waiting for sunset in Persepolis, having a cup of coffee in Vakil bazaar and watching people and similar activities will teach you to take a deep look at people life around you.
Becoming a logistics pro
By booking transport or flight to hostel stays, from arranging your insurance to exchanging currency, you become quickly a travel logistics pro.
Taking more risks
Good things happen to those who dare more. Traveling solo forces you to go further of your comfort zone.
Collecting memories instead of things
Experiences will make you happier than material things.
Learning to be patient
A long bus ride to get from Tehran to Shiraz, waiting too long for a flight because of bad weather makes you more patient.