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Travel Blogs from Esfahan
... wave of euphoria rippled through the bus, I was compelled to high five the people all around. We still had a 4 hour drive and Graham and I started singing you've lost that loving felling to get the truck buzzing, soon many joined in and we sang loads of songs. We arrived around 10pm and were allocated rooms in 3's and 4's. We found a small fast food restaurant were a local who spoke ...
Esfahan is the furthest east we will get in the micra.
After a long drive in the 46 degree heat through the Iranian desert we
finally reached Isfahan in the evening. We checked in Hotel totya for 60000 toman per night. Then went out and popped into the first local
restaurant we saw. Now we can eat a lot and we can eat different things but this
was just mental.
20 goat heads were being cooked in huge pots of water
with onions and ...
... locals for help. A woman helped to say where I was. Few steps ahead, I could smell fresh baked cakes. Yay! Found a shop. OMG, big choice of sweets. I picked chocolate slices sprinkled with pistachio flakes.
Returned hotel, tried to find the couple to gather around and surprise my group leader at his room door. Failed, couldn't find the couple. I went by myself, he was busy in the bathroom when I knocked. Oh dear! Came back 20 mins later, surprised him the ...
... as there are lots of old cars (around half of which are French, with a crazy amount ofPeugeot 405s and 206s) and petrol is badly refined. Our first evening, we came out of our room and Leo was sat just outside smoking a cigarette. We decided it was fate and from then on travelled together for the next couple of weeks.
There was also an Iranian footballer named Reza staying at the hotel. He plays in the Iranian Premier League for one of the teams in Tehran, but was ...
... on the site during the Iran-Iraq war. The locals almost immediately began rebuilding the site, but as Bahman pointed out the real tragedy that day was the lives lost. Those can never be replaced. In recognition, there was a large sign beside the rebuilt area acknowledging those who died that day.
We continued to move through history passing through hall after hall with virtually no one else around to bother us. We had the old site almost all to our ...