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This is a collection of photos of people I have gathered in Iran. Explanations are as follows, relating to photo captions.
Family from Persian Gulf - I was struck by the bright clothes and my guide (Soheil) found out they were from the far south of Iran near the Persian Gulf. Like everyone I asked they were happy to have me take their picture. Some people asked me to take their picture when the thought hadn't crossed my mind.
... at first, were far from the blandness I had craved for the previous days).
As the 16th century rhyme had it, such was the majesty of this city that "Esfahan nesf-e jahan" (Esfahan is half the world). The intervening centuries, and its size as the third biggest city in Iran, may have marred its overall timelessness with modern development, but there are still spacious oases of grandeur to be discovered within its boundaries.
*Isfahan has been designed with wide boulevards, fountains and parks with lots of flowers. To keep it looking green requires much irrigation. So maybe it's no wonder that main river is dry and has been for the last two years. The lack of water resource is of major concern to the Iranian government and they are planning to build more desalination plants.
*Another day of sightseeing begins. ...
... the impression of height to their physique.
*We check in at the Abbasi Hotel, one of the closest to the old centre and by reputation only, one of the best in town. We actually prefer small, quiet hotels and this, the Abassi is certainly not. Admittedly, it has a huge garden area at the rear which is pleasant enough. But the breakfast buffet is a bunfight. And later that evening, there are queues of people waiting outside to be admitted for ...
I signed up to the website couchsurfing.com before I left New Zealand. It took me until Iran to actually use it though. I sent out a requeat for a couch to crash on in Isfahan, a large(ish) city about 7 hours south of Tehran. My inbox was inundated with offers of beds/couches/floors, and offers by locals to meet up, hang out and act as guides. So far the rumours about Iranian hospitality were turning out to be true!
I accepted ...