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#213663 - 11/11/05 11:10 PM [dress code] woman cycling in Iran ?
acanay
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hi!
I've been in Iran few times before but only as a backpacker. there wasn't any problem for my wife to wear jeans in Teheran but Shiraz and Zahedan was different.

anybody knows how is for women when they cycling ?
no way to wear "tshador" :-)))

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Edited by acanay (11/11/05 11:20 PM)
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#213674 - 11/12/05 06:57 AM Re: [dress code] woman cycling in Iran ? [Re: acanay]
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I think so she will have a little problem. In Iran it`s law for women to wear a tchador.
Often it`s easier for women to wear same clothes than the other women.
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#213698 - 11/12/05 12:23 PM Re: [dress code] woman cycling in Iran ? [Re: ]
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hmmmm
I remember there wasn't any problem wearing jeans in Teheran.
she just has to have her hair covered.
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#213725 - 11/12/05 04:46 PM Re: [dress code] woman cycling in Iran ? [Re: acanay]
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In Teheran it should be ok, outside she`ll have problem wearing jeans.
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#213928 - 11/13/05 07:30 PM Re: [dress code] woman cycling in Iran ? [Re: ]
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well .. that's the whole point !
you didn't tell me anything new. I wrote about it in my first post frown

the point is does anybody know what she has to wear while cycling
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#214159 - 11/15/05 01:12 AM Re: [dress code] woman cycling in Iran ? [Re: acanay]
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Underway in USA Minor Outlying Islands

confused Acanay,
Read Dervla Murphy's " Full Tilt" an excellent read though dated. However she is a well travelled female by bicycle.
tongue WiloWales
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#214213 - 11/15/05 12:41 PM Re: [dress code] woman cycling in Iran ? [Re: Rhys]
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!! thanks a lot
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#216859 - 12/01/05 07:25 PM Re: [dress code] woman cycling in Iran ? [Re: acanay]
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Hey,

just read a book about a german couple who cycled through Iran not too long ago (2003?). AFAIK she was wearing a headscarf, trousers a longer coat. Other question: does your wife look feminine? I mean, would it be clearly visible that she is a woman? If she'd look rather boyish, she could pretend to be a guy... just a thought. Anyway, this could generate other probems, like what to do about the disguise when invited...


Good luck,
Andreas

P.S: my GF got the book - I'll check tonite if i don't forget about it...
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#217263 - 12/03/05 11:40 PM Re: [dress code] woman cycling in Iran ? [Re: macrusher]
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Hmm u forgot to tell him the name of the book. It's called Radnomaden. The homepage is called www.radnomaden.de and on the homepage u can find this pic of her.

The book is really good and in the book is a pic of her in her cycling clothes as well (different to this one but similar). When i read the part about iran, i think it was just important that she dont looks too feminine.

http://www.radnomaden.de/db_192.jpg

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#217458 - 12/04/05 07:28 PM Re: [dress code] woman cycling in Iran ? [Re: cadex]
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[quote:cadex]
Hmm u forgot to tell him the name of the book. It's called Radnomaden. The homepage is called www.radnomaden.de and on the homepage u can find this pic of her.

The book is really good and in the book is a pic of her in her cycling clothes as well (different to this one but similar). When i read the part about iran, i think it was just important that she dont looks too feminine.

http://www.radnomaden.de/db_192.jpg [/quote]


cheers Cadex...

well, checked the book but it's not too clear if she'd wore a skirt (all the time) - maybe she did in the beginning. but hey: why don't u ask her yourself about her/their dresscode experiences in Iran? You should find her/their email-addy on their website (see link above).

Andreas

Edited by macrusher (12/04/05 07:29 PM)
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#218510 - 12/10/05 12:14 PM Re: [dress code] woman cycling in Iran ? [Re: macrusher]
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cool guys .. that's enough :-)
I've got the picture now.
see you on the road :-)

robb
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#221420 - 01/01/06 11:04 PM Re: [dress code] woman cycling in Iran ? [Re: acanay]
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i think the best would be to ask IRAN (he is member here in the forum), because he is iranian and living in shiraz! greetings stephanie
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#250449 - 05/21/06 08:47 PM Re: [dress code] woman cycling in Iran ? [Re: steph_tr]
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hi robb, sorry i didn't see your post earlier. i hope this reaches you in time to be useful.

i'm a north american woman who has lived & ridden in iran (though i didn't tour there by bike). i rode mostly in yazd, a smaller city. while rare for women to ride bikes, it is not illegal or risky. sadly, social pressure keeps them out of the saddle.

'chadors' are NOT a legal requirement, blacky is mistaken. modest dress, however, IS ('hejab' in persian & arabic). i wore a one piece headscarf that many students & office workers wear; it is a single tailored piece, fuss-free & doesn't need retying. i can't remember what it's called in farsi; you will make friends very quickly & i suggest asking them about it.

i usually wore something very similar to the woman on the right: http://www.pbs.org/adventuredivas/iran/media/show1/iran_7.html

trenchcoat, headscarf, jeans. though my sleeves were only an inch or two away from my wrists, not as short as hers.

2 tips:

-before riding, i safety pinned my trenchcoat to my pants' knees, just so it would stay in place & not fly up in the wind.

-a woman wearing a regular scarf could use a barrette or bobby pin to secure it, just so she doesn't have to worry about it. or wear a baseball ball cap on top of her scarf. this is totally fine & not disrespectful.

locals & authorities understand that foreigners are new to hejab, & will appreciate/sympathize with your efforts. as always, take your cues from those around you.

be prepared for everyone to be surprised to see a chick on a bike. it's pretty funny for most. good for you guys for showing that biking is for everybody! laugh

regards & happy trails,
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#251807 - 05/27/06 08:05 AM Re: [dress code] woman cycling in Iran ? [Re: acanay]
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I think the best would be just not going to iran,where the are no right for woman at all!!
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#253454 - 06/02/06 11:18 PM Re: [dress code] woman cycling in Iran ? [Re: gera]
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Originally posted by: gdlerner

I think the best would be just not going to iran,where the are no right for woman at all!!


looks like you know NOTHING about Iran frown shame

It's better do not go to Germany where are ... blah blah blah tongue
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Edited by acanay (06/02/06 11:21 PM)
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#253481 - 06/03/06 09:25 AM Re: [dress code] woman cycling in Iran ? [Re: acanay]
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Well,I always travell to places where also I can enjoy it ,and I don t think that I will, goint to a country that the are no human rights at all,where woman has to dress like mummys, homoxesuals are execute and the list go on,so shame on you!!!!!
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#253554 - 06/03/06 07:32 PM Re: [dress code] woman cycling in Iran ? [Re: gera]
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Ah, Vietnam and Israel are countries the human rights are very popular. shocked So much popular that Israel is the last country in world whats have a Apartheid-System. And Vietnam is a country with a massive pressure to local people.

Do you really think these countries are better?

Greetings

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#253555 - 06/03/06 07:34 PM Re: [dress code] woman cycling in Iran ? [Re: gera]
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Originally posted by: gdlerner

Well,I always travell to places where also I can enjoy it ,and I don t think that I will, goint to a country that the are no human rights at all,where woman has to dress like mummys, homoxesuals are execute and the list go on,so shame on you!!!!!


LOL ... maybe you should stay home instead of annoing people with your pity ? .. I see you have travelled to Israel - LOL .. a lot of human rights there I guess :-) :-) :-) LOL 1000 times
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#253599 - 06/04/06 09:32 AM Re: [dress code] woman cycling in Iran ? [Re: ]
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you guys are going on the wrong way the issue was iran and not vietnam israel or maybe germany too ,I have been also to others country that the are not human rights at all or maybe little but my woman didn t have to dress like a mummy,and what do you know about israel ,maybe you guy have a break and eat a kit kat
*Salam Alaikum* smile
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#253632 - 06/04/06 03:55 PM Re: [dress code] woman cycling in Iran ? [Re: gera]
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"I don t think that I will, goint to a country that the are no human rights"
that your words

so ?? why did you go to Israel if you write about not going to such a kind of country ?

the question was about dress code in Iran - not about your complexes and weird, sick mind. Nice attitude to write "my woman" ... telling a lot about human right at home :-)
stay in peace with yourself and don't spoil this forum with your sick thoughs please
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