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... chatting among themselves etc but every now and then the preacher would say something and this swelling murmur, even groan, would come from the crowd so the were clearly tuned in.
And retuned next morning with my guide to visit the museums - stunning carpets in the carpet museum, before embarking on our 24 hour train ride to Shiraz!
Sorry - they aren't gret photos. Camera in this phone I have with me not great! But you get the ...
... the police on us saying that we weren't staying at a fully registered hotel as we were meant to having been linked to a tour guide (even though he had booked the homestay for us). So we had to move to a registered hotel otherwise risk being deported. We still went back to Vali's for our planned dinner which his wife cooked traditional Persian food for us. There was a lot lf bread and rice and some eggplant dishes and a beef stew. It was a good way to wrap up our Iranian ...
... later that the organisation that runs the shrine (and apparently has more money than the Vatican) was developing the area around it. If you build it they will come....Pilgrimage was obviously big buisness.
Our hotel turned out to be a bit of a fizzer. Whilst the room was fine, the rest of the hotel appeared to be populated by families, separated out into the various rooms. This meant lots of knocking on doors and loud conversations till the wee hours of the night and in ...
... encounter that would turn into a common experience as our journey continued through Iran.
Arriving in Mashhad we were met by an Iranian colleague of Alex’s who is working and studying in Sydney. He showed us into his family’s apartment block where we were given a large apartment to stay in for ourselves. For us, this was a welcome diversion from the old Soviet hotel relics that we had experienced across Central Asia and allowed us some space ...
... free, as this city receives tons of thousand Shiite pilgrims from all over the world.
My first port of call in this second largest city, of course was this huge 24-7 Iman Reza Complex, or called Hamam in Farsi (not Hamam in Arabic as in Turkish Bath), and the surrounding buildings. The main shrine, located right in the center of the complex, built in 17th century with stunning and shining golden dome, surrounded by ...
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