Thursday, July 27, 2006

Hitching rides in Tehran

Watch the video

Sure, it can be a bit of a fuss to get around without a car. However, in Tehran, people are likely to pick you up and drop you off to where you need to go.

As you can see in this video, I wanted to get into a cab, but I didn't find one going my way. So we just got into someone's car. They just picked us up, and dropped us in the direction we wanted to go (since it was on their way)...

There are also plenty of people who drive around town, pick people up, and get paid to do it (with their own cars). Usually people will say, it is free "ghabel nadareh" or it is not worthy of you, and then you say, no really, how much can I pay. Then they will tell you how much. This happens all the time, no matter where you go shopping.

"how much?"

"ghabel nadareh" (it is not worthy of you)

"No thanks, really."

"400 Tomans please." 




At 7/29/2006 7:48 PM, Blogger Jay Dedman said...

hitchhiking like this is smart.
wish we could do that in the US.

At 8/09/2006 1:47 AM, Anonymous nupur said...

this also happens in st. petersburg in russia. people drive around in their own cars and do taxi service. its kind of fun to try and recognize which ones would be willing, at the end i got the hang of it.

At 8/09/2006 9:22 AM, Blogger Toby said...

Dude! This is great!!! I want to go to Iran!!!


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