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Travel Blogs from Yazd

The proof is in the desert

A travel blog entry by hanush


... to the Arab conquest (which brought Islam to the region). Zoroastrians believe that fire represents a pure connection with their God, Ahura Mazda, and keep fires burning continuously in their temples. The fire in the temple in Yazd has been burning for some 1500 years. I reckon Zoroastrianism provided George RR Martin with his inspiration for the deity R'Hollor in the "A Song of Ice and Fire" (Game of Thrones) novels (thats the last ...

An Ancient City Moulded by the Desert

A travel blog entry by chagger1

... Moharram. It has a stunning three storey tiled facade & twin minarets(even more beautiful at night ). During the great celebration a huge wooden nakhl (palm leaf shaped) weighing tens of tons is carried around the square 7 times on the shoulders of 100 men. It would be quite a sight.....
The afternoon was spent wandering the old city. It is a mudbrick brown maze, high walls to guard privacy (& help mitigate sandstorms), archways & twisting ...

Yazd, Iran: Oldest Town on Earth?

A travel blog entry by samber

... the fact we invested in a VIP one with reclining seats. Worth every penny on a 13 hour trip. I thought I would sleep for most of it but no. Made a good dent in my book though ("The Help") and spent the rest of the time dozing to music. INFO: Bus: Shiraz to Yazd dep 07:30 arr 14:30 Hotel: Silk Road Hotel IRR 500,000 : US$16 per night dbl room incl. private bathroom + breakfast (bread, cheese, tomato, cucumber, fruit, tea and coffee). Bus: Yazd to Mashhad dep 19:30 arr ...

A sweet taste of central Iran

A travel blog entry by irelandbound


... s a sand storm!". We finished our meal in the indoors restaurant area, brushing off the sand and eating scoops of Iranian ice cream in parfait glasses.
We bought some local handcrafts yesterday, including a lovely red paisley print table cloth and some small ceramics, and we enjoyed a visit to a Zoroastrian man's carpet shop. He was selling some gorgeous old marriage carpets - hand knotted from camel hair, with intricate patterns and beautiful colours. Apparently ...

Not Just Islam in Iran

A travel blog entry by shaunandkaren


... into the desert to visit a religious site for the Zoroastrians of the world. This was is called ‘Chakh Chakh’ literally meaning ‘drip drip’. As we arrived in the heat, we were faced with a rocky path, leading to many steps which lead to a Zoroastrian temple. We looked around to find many people making the climb to the temple, and we were once reminded that there is not just Islam in Iran.

A little out of breathe from the climb, we entered ...


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