Travel Blogs from Iran

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Dates!, Bam, Iran travel blog

Dates!

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... can just pick them for yourself from everywhere. We went for more of a wander round town in search of some items for me. Iran has a noticable absence of products for the ladies (if you haven't cottoned on yet, I mean sanitary items). We'd been looking ...

Hello, I love you, Shiraz, Iran travel blog

Hello, I love you

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... king by the hands!!! Outside the entrance there are also the skeletal remains of the tents where the last Shah of Iran held an incredibly expensive party to celebrate the 2500th anniversary of Persian monarchy in 1971. Apparently up until 10 years ago ...

Off to Shiraz, Shiraz, Iran travel blog

Off to Shiraz

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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... ; For dinner, Reza took us to the upscale part of town to a modern multi-storied shopping center where we ate in Iran's version of a fast food court.  Very similar to ours in the states.  There are Iranian versions of popular american ...

Discovering Iran, Esfahan, Iran travel blog

Discovering Iran

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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... then another time two women bought us a plate of sweets while we were having chai in a hotel. It was unbelievable!   Iran has been described as a country with the most religious government but the most secular citizenry.  There seems to be ...

The start of my Iran Adventure, Tehran, Iran travel blog

The start of my Iran Adventure

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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I arrived in Iran on the 8th and was met with smiling faces by many in the airport including Bernard's friend, Bahman, who drove me to the Atlas Hotel.  The city was very clean but the traffic was busy.  Like other countries I have visited, ...

Kermanshah, Bisotun from afar and Taq-E Bostan, Kermanshah, Iran travel blog

Kermanshah, Bisotun from afar and Taq-E Bostan

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... Ali'. He must have been a small man. When we emerged the streets started to fill and we were showered with 'hello's' and 'welcome to Iran's'. The icecream is cheap and plentiful here in Iran, so we made sure we had a sample of Kermanshah's best. The ...

Transasia Express Pt 2: Chaos and crossings., Tehran, Iran travel blog

Transasia Express Pt 2: Chaos and crossings.

A travel blog entry by emtyadventures

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... Tracey and I had a moment of excitement clapping to our arrival. Nasrin looked at us and said with pure passion "I hate you Iran, here I nothing".  Aryan pat her leg in comfort as again tears welled in their eyes, forcing our brief instant of energy ...

Thankyou everyone, Tehran, Iran travel blog

Thankyou everyone

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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Thank you everyone for your genuine interest and support of the Pod diary and the overwhelming response to my chat with Macca this morning. He has a great show and I love to chime in with the lady who says: "Well I love it". I hope to have another ...

Our First Trip to Tehran, Tehran, Iran travel blog

Our First Trip to Tehran

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... , the wrong way down one way alleys, performing U-turns on busy 3 lane roads and just generally fitting in with the traffic in Iran (which is very tolerant), till we found the Samar Hotel. A very pretty young receptionist checked us in at $45US per night. ...

Leaving Tehran, Qom, Iran travel blog

Leaving Tehran

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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1.9.06 Leaving Tehran Qom We got a great early start towards Esfahan, lost Lou and Lynn at a roundabout, then drove 90 kilometers out of our way in the wrong direction! This was a bad karma day. We eventually found the right road to Qom and tried to ...

Don't fool with us!, Kerman, Iran travel blog

Don't fool with us!

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... until the taxi driver had disappeared and I went back and negotiated a room. It was the quietest we'd had in the whole of Iran!!! We even had a new fan! We walked around the bazaar and tried to search out the carpet section. But there were none. ...

Ahmad, Abad near Rafsanjan, Ahmad, Abad, Iran travel blog

Ahmad, Abad near Rafsanjan

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... to put truck fuel into our cars. Several young people came to my window at the petrol stations for handouts which I'm happy to give. Iran is a land of contrasts. There is a lot of wealth from the oil, but with a population as large as Iran's, there is ...

Goodbye freedom to wear what I like, Tabriz, Iran travel blog

Goodbye freedom to wear what I like

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... to us as we were walking down the street. Impressive for a 13yr old. Although he was having private lessons. First day in Iran. I haven't got a feel for anything yet really, but can see that the scarf is going to prove difficult! It's pretty hot ...

More, Esfahan, Iran travel blog

More

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... of our time (two and half days worth) was spent checking out the various carpet shops, taking photos and sending loads of emails. Email in Iran isn't the best so it took a long time sending the pics but we were on a first name basis with the email guy and ...

Relaxing, Esfahan, Iran travel blog

Relaxing

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... bought us a dish of 'Ash'. a kind of thick green vegie soup thing with noodles and barley. It's the first place in Iran that I've felt a little relaxed. Although when we were walking back the same weirdo guy popped up from nowhere and started with the ...

Khoda Hafez!, Mirjaveh, Iran travel blog

Khoda Hafez!

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... mins into the journey the driver says he doesn't have enought petrol and can't take us. I KNEW this would happen!!!! I said, 'This is Iran. You can buy petrol anywhere.' He said nothing. Leo also told him to buy some. I knew he wouldn't take us. We ...

Mud, mud, glorious mud!!!, Yazd, Iran travel blog

Mud, mud, glorious mud!!!

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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Whilst purchasing our bus tickets to Yazd, David had made yet another friend. We got the last two seats on the bus but they weren't together. David's new friend (who just happened to want a sponsor to get into Australia) was going to fix that for ...

We can do it too!, Theran, Iran travel blog

We can do it too!

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... us to move on. She also rang around to enquire if there were any other Embassies which we could access while we were here in Iran. Parvis Habibi, also at the Australian Embassy, asked if we needed to cash any more money, and sent for a money changer, who ...

No wonder they wear head cover!, Taftan, Pakistan travel blog

No wonder they wear head cover!

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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We had heard you could get beer in Quetta and I was really looking forward to some good food. We had also heard that as soon as you cross the border the changes were immediately noticable. More like a smack on the head with a sledge hammer!!!! Once we ...

Yazd, Iran: Oldest Town on Earth?, Yazd, Iran travel blog

Yazd, Iran: Oldest Town on Earth?

A travel blog entry by samber

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... none of that and the last thing I really want to do is sit on a plastic chair in a greasy kebab house for the night. Sorry Iran but your evenings suck. What also sucks is having a check out of 9am. 9AM - who the hell enforces a check out at that ...

Shiraz, Iran: Broken Bus & No Wine in Shiraz, Shiraz, Iran travel blog

Shiraz, Iran: Broken Bus & No Wine in Shiraz

A travel blog entry by samber

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... . IRR 700,000 : US$23 plus we gave him a 300,000 tip for helping us sort bus, hotel etc. He was thrilled and came after us to make sure we hadn't made a mistake. As I say, he was a nice guy who spoke good English and knew Iran and its history very ...

The Iranian Border, Tabriz, Iran travel blog

The Iranian Border

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... done to get us underway so quickly. He and Lou agreed on a figure and the boom gate was lifted for us to drive 20 meters into Iran. This kind of thing is just a fact of life in some parts of the world, and I understand and accept this. In Australia, (and ...

Ava's birthday, Esfahan, Iran travel blog

Ava's birthday

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... Iran and we had to get to the border before Sunday. Lou wanted to go into Esfahan, which is one of the prettiest cities in Iran and had been highly recommended to us. Little did we know that Esfahan has a traffic problem (we should have guessed) and we ...

Got the Indian Visas!, Tehran, Iran travel blog

Got the Indian Visas!

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... , when Parinaz and Massood, a couple Lou met in the internet café, came to our cars to see us. Parinaz, a member of the Iran Tour Guide Association, was disappointed that we were unable to come to dinner with them that night as we had already accepted an ...

Big and crazy, Tehran, Iran travel blog

Big and crazy

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... carpet shop (how unusual!) and fed us loads of tea. They were nice boys, and his brother was actually a shooting champion of Iran and had met the Australian Olympic Shooting Champ, Michael Diamond. He thought we knew him, I mean, why wouldn't we? ...

Mashhad, Iran: Doomsday, Mashhad, Iran travel blog

Mashhad, Iran: Doomsday

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... office to get a quote, around the corner to another travel agent to compare and discuss alternative airline (Turkish - expensive), return to Iran Air's office to agree and purchase ticket. Low and behold we don't have enough cash so need to venture out ...

Zanjan, Zanjan, Iran travel blog

Zanjan

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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We left Tabriz quite early. There isn't much to see there and we were eager to move on. I was hoping the food would improve in the next place. We got a shared taxi - they squish as many people in as possible but problems arise when women have to get ...

Esfehan (blog), Esfehan, Iran travel blog

Esfehan (blog)

A travel blog entry by martyt

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... from talking to lots of different people - Ali who invited me into his stall in the bazaar to talk about working life in Iran and Scotland, Mehim who I started speaking to in a tea house managed a carpet stall and showed me them being made and repaired ...

Masouleh (blog), Masouleh, Iran travel blog

Masouleh (blog)

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... further up we helped clear the road of road that the water had displaced with many thanks from the locals. Passing into Iran was seemless - all the girls had the correct clothing (headscarfs, long sleeves and trousers/full length skirts) and all the ...

Yes it's true - Iranian Hospitality, Soltaniyeh, Iran travel blog

Yes it's true - Iranian Hospitality

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... or a piece of watermelon instead of a crate of apples and two or three watermelons! And was appalled at how expensive it was. Iran is cheap - dirt cheap for fruit for the locals. Of course they rip tourists off. But it's still cheap. They took us ...

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