An Iranian traveller arrives at a bus terminal in Tehran on January 13, 2018.
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A travel frenzy is gripping young Iranians, who are inspiring each other through social media to overcome traditional constraints and expand their horizons. The exploits of young Iranian travelers, hitchhiking and backpacking their way around the globe, have become immensely popular on Instagram and Telegram, the most widely used apps in Iran, with some gathering over 200,000 followers. Iran has long had a globe-trotting elite thanks to the large diaspora that fled to the United States and Europe after the 1979 Revolution.in your room?!'Other young Iranians, particularly women, say they had been taught that traveling alone was dangerous.Last year, Iran recorded 9.2 million departures, a 38.5 percent increase on the previous year and almost double the numbers a decade ago.Alireza Zafari, 38, has spent two years on the "herculean task" of documenting the whole of Iran for travelers, a project he expects will take another eight years to complete.
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