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Re: Hershel's TR To Iran
« Reply #80 on: November 15, 2014, 11:20:22 PM »
Embedded the videos for you.
Quote it to see how its done (there's a youtube button on the reply page)
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Re: Hershel's TR To Iran
« Reply #81 on: November 16, 2014, 06:08:10 PM »
The Azadi Hotel in Hamadan trying to save the environment , by requesting that customers leave a note on the bed if the bed should be washed, using less detergent helps the environment, lol
Sad thing is that you don't need to go to an Iranian hotel to see this. I've had it in a few luxurious US hotels.
One of then was a Waldorf if I'm not mistaking.
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Re: Hershel's TR To Iran
« Reply #82 on: November 16, 2014, 06:16:53 PM »

Lol, this guy is really scared of a video...
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Re: Hershel's TR To Iran
« Reply #83 on: November 16, 2014, 07:31:27 PM »
Did you bring Tallis and teffilin with you? What would've happened if they did open your suitcase by security

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Re: Hershel's TR To Iran
« Reply #84 on: November 16, 2014, 08:19:54 PM »
Did you bring Tallis and teffilin with you? What would've happened if they did open your suitcase by security
Yes,  Probably nothing

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Re: Hershel's TR To Iran
« Reply #85 on: November 16, 2014, 08:27:26 PM »
Yes,  Probably nothing
There's frum persian Jews that go to Iran regularly for business. There's a very obvious persian rabbi who gives a shiur in Shiraz monthly. My guess is that if you use your seichel you'll be ok. From Hershelsdeals TR's to here and to Iraq it seems that thats what he did.

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Re: Hershel's TR To Iran
« Reply #86 on: November 16, 2014, 08:28:03 PM »
There's frum persian Jews that go to Iran regularly for business. There's a very obvious persian rabbi who gives a shiur in Shiraz monthly. My guess is that if you use your seichel you'll be ok. From Hershelsdeals TR's to here and to Iraq it seems that thats what he did.
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Re: Hershel's TR To Iran
« Reply #87 on: November 16, 2014, 08:47:48 PM »

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Re: Hershel's TR To Iran
« Reply #88 on: November 16, 2014, 08:48:45 PM »
Explain please how you did it.
Just Plain casual.

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Re: Hershel's TR To Iran
« Reply #89 on: November 16, 2014, 09:47:42 PM »
Did you need some kind of visa? Permission from the state  department?

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Re: Hershel's TR To Iran
« Reply #90 on: November 16, 2014, 09:57:54 PM »
Did you need some kind of visa? Permission from the state  department?
Yes i did need a visa, No permission from the state department

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Re: Hershel's TR To Iran
« Reply #91 on: November 16, 2014, 09:59:28 PM »
would you recommend other's to try and do it?

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Re: Hershel's TR To Iran
« Reply #92 on: November 16, 2014, 10:02:00 PM »
would you recommend other's to try and do it?
Definitely not, one mistake and you're in jail

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Re: Hershel's TR To Iran
« Reply #93 on: November 16, 2014, 11:50:32 PM »
What sort of questions did immigration ask you on arrival at IKA, like were you in israel? Or more like are you married and have a job?.

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Re: Hershel's TR To Iran
« Reply #94 on: November 17, 2014, 09:10:30 AM »
Definitely not, one mistake and you're in jail
What would you define as "one mistake" ?

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Re: Hershel's TR To Iran
« Reply #95 on: November 17, 2014, 09:34:26 AM »
What would you define as "one mistake" ?
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Re: Hershel's TR To Iran
« Reply #96 on: November 17, 2014, 09:40:00 AM »
What would you define as "one mistake" ?
Lying when being questioned, "Have you been to israel?"

On the Visa form they ask you to list all countries Visited.

Logging in to your email or social media account can be very dangerous, the state department warns:

" Iranian security personnel may at times place foreign visitors under surveillance. Hotel rooms, telephones, and fax machines may be monitored, and personal possessions in hotel rooms may be searched. Photography near military and other government installations is strictly prohibited and could result in serious criminal charges, including espionage, which carries the death penalty."

I opened a new Gmail address right before I left, but unfortunately Iran blocked access to Gmail at the time .

I made up with my wife that when I call she shouldn't ask me if I'm scared or tell me that she is scared or anything like that.

Any mention of Israel or any talk of Iranian politics can bring espionage charges against you.

Photography in the wrong place can get you in to deep trouble.

Also, state department warns:

"U.S. citizens may be subject to harassment or arrest while traveling or residing in Iran.  Since 2009, Iranian authorities have prevented the departure, in some cases for several months, of a number of Iranian-American citizens, including journalists and academics, who traveled to Iran for personal or professional reasons."

I left out Israel from countries visited, and luckily I wasn't asked again when being questioned.

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Re: Hershel's TR To Iran
« Reply #97 on: November 17, 2014, 09:44:07 AM »
What sort of questions did immigration ask you on arrival at IKA, like were you in israel? Or more like are you married and have a job?.
Nothing realy unusual, what is the purpose of the trip, where are you staying? Where are you going? Why?

but they did cross examine me.

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Re: Hershel's TR To Iran
« Reply #98 on: November 17, 2014, 09:48:57 AM »
Nothing realy unusual, what is the purpose of the trip, where are you staying? Where are you going? Why?

but they did cross examine me.
What was the reaction of USA costumes arriving back to the USA? Did they realize where you were coming from?

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Re: Hershel's TR To Iran
« Reply #99 on: November 17, 2014, 09:52:17 AM »
Sounds strange. They knew you were Jewish and i assume you had a long list of countries visited but they didn't ask you if you visited Israel?