[[File:Shiraz.jpg|thumb|250px|Hitchhiker [[User:Fran|Fran]] waiting for a ride in Iran.]]
If you're heading towards Iran through Turkey, it would be silly not to pick up your visa in Trabzon. You don't need the expensive code from
[http://iranianvisa.com/ iranianvisa.com] or Touran Zamin (this process can take up to 5 weeks) and will receive your visa within one day. Hitchhikers have also managed to get visas in [[Istanbul]], [[Ankara]] and [[Erzurum]].
As of the beginning of 2015, this does not work anymore! The Trabzon fun is over! The MFA code/invitation letter is needed there as well now.
Or go to [[Batumi]].
you don't need any authorisation codes, and you get your passport back, with visa, in one hour. cost was 75 € for 30 days .
There are three (?) main border crossings with Turkey, including [[Yuksekova-Esendere border crossing|Esendere]] and [[Bazargan-Doğubeyazıt border crossing|Bazargan]]. The crossing with Armenia is at [[Meghri-Nordooz border crossing|Nordooz]].
:Hitchhiker [[User:Halt, Stop! Reudnitz kommt.|Craig]] ''entered Iran at the ''Yuksekova-Esendere'' border. People coming from Turkey don't get frustrated! It's amazing if you know that a hundred meters back on the Turkish side most people would understand 'autostop'. Other than the young and modern Iranian generally won't know what is hitching. Tell them you have no money. You can explain everything later in the car. '''Iran is the best country I have ever hitched.''' Even in the hottest desert on earth (you feel dying after 10 minutes) the first car stopped. Roads are in good condition. Some days I my average hitch-hiking speed topped 100 km/h!!!''