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[[File:Iranflag.jpg|200px|thumb|left|Hitching under the flag of the Islamic Republic of Iran]]
Hitchhiking is done in Iran by waving one's arm at an oncoming car, or by dribbling one of your hands. Do <b>not</b> gesture with your thumb up as in the West, because this is an obscene gesture in Persian culture.<br/><b>NOTE:</b><br/>In 2017 I hitched with the thumb, because several iranian hitchers told me to do so, they were doing the same. Also I noticed many times that locals gave me the thumb as a positive gesture, for example when taking selfies.
Waiting for a ride can be a frustrating experience sometimes, but it is generally relatively easy to hitchhike here. Frustration comes when there is a driver stopping for you every few minutes and suggesting taking you to a bus terminal, and sometimes you may find it hard to explain that you travel at low budget and that you actually '''want''' to hitchhike.

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