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  • the stranger.Tomorrow I fly to Iran for two weeks. Sitting outside and enjoying a perfect Summer evening here in Warsaw I'm not able to grasp whatever is ahead of me in the next 14 days. I don't feel fear nor excitement. Posted by ZackMeursault in Man In Revolt | Jun 15, 2017
  • Esfahan day 1our first full day in what is described as the finest Islamic city in the world. there are many tree lined boulevards which lead to one of the two main rivers in Iran,luckily for us it was flowing freely normally Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Apr 23, 2016
  • Esfahan day 2this morning we had a short drive over the river to the julfa district of the city where the Armenians came in the early 1600's,the 33 arch bridge connects them to the original city. here they built their cathedral. Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Apr 24, 2016
  • Abyanehwe set off through the chaos that is rush hour in Iran.there do not appear to be many rules but somehow we found ourselves on the open road driving along the edge of the desert flanked by high inhospitable mountains Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Apr 25, 2016
  • En route to Tehranon our way north to Tehran we stopped off in kashan to visit the Fin Garden. a stunning garden,another 'paradise' garden. the nearby mountains provide a ready source of water and the gardens a are a refreshing retreat from the Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Apr 26, 2016
  • Tehranour final day visiting the sights of Tehran and our guide asked us if we'd had enough of carpets as we were supposed to go to a carpet museum first thing. surprisingly we said yes so he took us to Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Apr 27, 2016
  • Last day in TehranA few sad farewells,packing and a trip to get an ice cream when the shops opened again after Friday prayers before a taxi took us to the airport to start our journey home. Iran has been a wonderful place Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Apr 28, 2016
  • Yadzyadz is the spiritual home of Zoroastrianism,a pre Islamic religion that exists today and due to being a monotheistic religion was allowed in Persia but suppressed by the Arabs who considered them fire worshippers. indeed some of the early Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Apr 17, 2016
  • Kermanwe set off in the morning on a 5 hour drive across the Iranian desert,flat arid scrubland flanked by barren mountains. after a couple of hours we stopped at a renovated 400 year old caravanserais Zein-o-din for coffee. it is Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Apr 18, 2016
  • Mahan and Rayenwe drove for an hour or so into the desert to Rayen. the city is a 1000year old mud brick city and citadel which is slowly being restored. it was also a perfect spot for picnic lunch in the shade Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Apr 19, 2016
  • Shirazan all day long drive across mountains and desert passing salt lakes and mirages to Shiraz.every 50 miles or so there was a police check for all vehicles as this area is the route for heroin to get to Europe Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Apr 20, 2016
  • Persepolisthis morning we drove out into the countryside to Persepolis,the royal palace of Darius and his dynasty which flourished until Alexander the Great sacked it. fighting our way through the crowds we managed to see the highlights. not much is Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Apr 21, 2016
  • Shiraz and Pasagardeour last morning in Shiraz was spent walking around the old part of the city and citadel. our first stop was a beautiful mosque that was never for public use but more for use during special occasions. a side room Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Apr 22, 2016
  • Tehranon our way down to breakfast our lift travelled down a see through shaft and we had a great view of the snow capped mountains that overlook the city. our first stop was the Golestan palace. this is the original Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Apr 16, 2016
  • Iran on the roadThe trip started from Teheran on December 2014, though when I started planning my itinerary I realised Iran was too big and our time too short. I soon decided that Tehran was not so interesting for us and so we Posted by xaver in no sense of direction | Apr 28, 2017
  • Final Stop in Tabriz, and Our Impressions of Iran ==Day 17 - February 7, 2017: Ahwaz to Tabriz (via Tehran)== We departed Ahwaz, flew to Tehran and then continued to Tabriz, where we stayed at the El-Goli Pars Hotel for two nights. Posted by janejoe in Iran | Feb 14, 2017
  • Susa (Shush), Tchogha Zanbil Ziggurat & Shushtar ==Day 16: Monday, February 6, 2017 – Excursion from Ahwaz to Susa and Shustar== On arrival in Ahwaz we checked into the Ahwaz Pars Hotel. The next day we did a full day excursion outs Posted by janejoe in Iran | Feb 13, 2017
  • Shiraz, including Pasargadae & Persepolis On arrival in Shiraz we checked into the Hotel Grand Shiraz, which would be our home for two nights. ==Day 13-15: February 3-5, 2017 – Shiraz== Shiraz was once famed for its vineya Posted by janejoe in Iran | Feb 13, 2017
  • Isfahan==Day 9: January 30 – Yazd to Isfahan== We departed Yazd and drove from Yazd to Isfahan (4 hours - 323 kms). ==Meybod & Na'in Citadel== En route we visited Meybod to see: - N Posted by janejoe in Iran | Feb 13, 2017
  • Yazd ==Day 7: January 28, 2017 – Drove from Kerman to Yazd== We departed Kerman and drove to Yazd (4 hours - 369 kms.) ==Anar, Caravanserai & Village of Saryazd== En route, we stop Posted by janejoe in Iran | Feb 13, 2017
  • Kerman ==Day 5-6: January 26-27, 2017 - Tehran to Kerman (in the southeast part of Iran)== We flew from Tehran to Kerman. Upon arrival in Kerman, we checked into our hotel, Kerman Pars Hot Posted by janejoe in Iran | Feb 13, 2017
  • Tehran==Itinerary== [[http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-14541327|Background/History of the Islamic Republic of Iran - right click and open in a new tab.]] ==Day 1: January 22, Posted by janejoe in Iran | Feb 13, 2017
  • On the Silk Road- the final instalmentAfter a long train journey we arrived to a confusion of taxi drivers, pretty sure that is the collective term for taxi drivers. We added to the confusion by having an address to the See You in Iran (SYI) Posted by Seantiel in 2017-The year of Living Dangerously | Jan 15, 2017
  • On the Silk Road-Part 3Breakfast, pay the bill, catch the taxi, jump on the bus and we were off to Yazd. More of the same countryside for the next four hours and then we arrived in Yazd. Although it appears a good deal smaller Posted by Seantiel in 2017-The year of Living Dangerously | Jan 13, 2017
  • On the Silk Road-Part 2Off to Isfahan, the bus company were expecting us and had us squared away in no time. By 10:30 we were on the road (it was actually the 11:00 o'clock bus) trundling through a landscape of rugged mountains and flat Posted by Seantiel in 2017-The year of Living Dangerously | Jan 11, 2017
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