So Forbes came out with a list of the Top 10 places to visit in 2017. Iran was one of the countries to make the cut. Yes, you read that correctly Forbes is openly telling people to vacation in Iran. They are going off the testimony of Melissa Biggs Bradley. She runs the website Indagare(Travel website). Now in their little description, they say a few things that leave you scratching your head.
“Tourism has doubled in the past year, Biggs Bradley notes, thanks to the 2015 nuclear agreement along with regular flights from London, Paris, Vienna, Istanbul, Dubai and Doha.”
Oh, how beautiful. So a number of tourists going in and out of the #1 state sponsor of terrorism is growing. The reason? The deal that allowed Iran to continue to build up it’s nuclear arsenal. But hey at least we can travel there, right?
“Visitors to Iran understand that they must adapt to Sharia law and customs, under which alcohol is strictly forbidden and women must wear hijabs, or headscarves, outside their rooms,” Biggs Bradley wrote. “Advanced visas are required for Americans, who must be accompanied by Iranian guides and may not visit Iranians in their homes.
Visitors must also “skip alcohol and put up with basic hotels,” Biggs Bradley wrote in the review published early this year.”
So if you choose to travel there they are going to paint a beautiful picture for you. Don’t visit any actual citizens and attempt to see what the real Iran is like. Make sure you follow our strict sexist laws and oh while you’re at it there is going to be an Iranian tour guide with you making sure you don’t mess up.
Let’s see what the state department has to say about traveling to Iran:
“Reiterate and highlight the risk of arrest and detention of U.S. citizens, particularly dual national Iranian-Americans. Foreigners, in particular dual nationals of Iran and Western countries including the United States, continue to be detained or prevented from leaving Iran. U.S. citizens traveling to Iran should very carefully weigh the risks of travel and consider postponing their travel. U.S. citizens residing in Iran should closely follow media reports, monitor local conditions, and evaluate the risks of remaining in the country.
Iranian authorities continue to unjustly detain and imprison U.S. citizens, particularly Iranian-Americans, including students, journalists, business travelers, and academics, on charges including espionage and posing a threat to national security. Iranian authorities have also prevented the departure, in some cases for months, of a number of Iranian-American citizens who traveled to Iran for personal or professional reasons. U.S. citizens traveling to Iran should very carefully weigh the risks of travel and consider postponing their travel”
Doesn’t sound too pleasant anymore does it, Mrs. Bradley. It’s funny that this lady went ahead with her ponies and rainbows attitude and decided to tell Americans it is ok to travel to Iran. She fails to explain that if they suspect you to be a threat to their national security they will detain you and not let you out of the country. She fails to tell that by going to this country and supporting them you are openly funding the #1 state sponsor of Terrorism as well as a country that refuses to work with America. They have threatened the U.S with nuclear war and it’s hard to forget that their entire system of government thrives off its anti-west attitude. So let’s all say a prayer and hope no Americans listen to Mrs. Bradley or we could have a few more hostage crisis’s on our hands.