Travel Blogs from Yazd
... guide proceeded to act out every part in the death and disposal of some poor Zoroastarian father, including acting out the parts of the wailing son, the Zoroastarian priest in charge of disposing of the father, the mourners, and of course the vultures complete with flapping arms aka wings. The only part the guide did not play was the dead body. And kids, I have to tell you that you have not lived until you have heard someone wailing and yelling at the sky in German, and then ...
- No dancing
- No BF/GFs
- No dogs in public
- Females can’t ride bicycles/motorbikes (but can sit on the back)
- No alcohol or drugs of any kind
- No satellite TV (although everyone has it, $50 for the box)
- No Facebook, Youtube, Australian google, Travelpod or many other useful sites
- No constant internet
- No foreign media
... ways to maximize cooling with the interesting “Bad-gir”, literally “Wind-catcher”, being utilized heavily to naturally cool buildings from the scorching heat. The way it works is that it uses heightened airflow created through temperature differentials between the inside and outside air. In addition to this type of Bad-gir, another type uses a simple heat-exchanger technique to cool the incoming hot air with underground waterways, ...
... Many older people have associated Israel as a symbol of defiance of the goverment and had a favourable opinion of that country. We have heard conspiracy theories
as well; for example, President Ahmedinejad is working for the Mossad. Some are just scared of an Israeli attack. Only in Yazd we heard an "opinion" that Sasha expected all along, according to which Israel is just a bunch of invaders that has no right to exist and is responsible for all ...
... des persischen Reichs. Leider hat Alexander der Grosse die Stadt (aus Versehen?) niedergebrannt, deshalb sind heute nur noch Ruinen davon uebrig. Danke dafuer, Alex! Der Zahn der Zeit hat natuerlich auch an den Ueberbleibseln, die auch lange Zeit unter dem Sand verborgen lagen, genagt. Trotzdem ist eine Besichtigung sehr beeindruckend und man kann die unglaubliche Pracht anhand der Saeulen und Ausmasse noch erahnen.
Bei praller Sonne und geschaetzten 34 Grad stiefelten wir also ...