Travel Blogs from Yazd
When we reached the city of Yazd we headed to two towers called the Siren Towers which used to be used as a tomb. We camped below the towers on the sand and even managed to score a shower at the nearby security guards compound to wash all the sand off. It made little difference the next morning however as there were heavy winds overnight which caused sand to get up under the fly sheet of the tent and coat us. We spent the day in Yazd which is famous for its wind towers which is their ...
... all the men were engineers!
Great views as we descended....Amin produced a fabulous watermelon from his car boot & proceeded to carve it up. We four managed to polish it off in no time!
Our third destination was the town of Meybod. Its old quarter is a sprawl of mudbrick towers & walls that date back at least 1800 years. We visited a gigantic Safavid ice house, a domed water reservoir (with four wind catcher towers), a restored caravanserai ...
... not the alcohol just the endless options for things to do at night. I just can't seem to get excited about a night on tea and we're as yet to discover a nice relaxed tea house in order to do that. With the weather as it is we thought there would be an abundance of outside cafes. I guess almost Moroccan or Egyptian style - cushions on the floor of a footpath or under the shade of a tree - but there's none of that and the last thing I really want to do is sit on a ...
We decided to follow the lonely planet guide book from 2009
to do a walking tour today. Of course
that meant that we didn’t really have the best directions but we eventually
found all the places we were supposed to go including the coin museum. Which of course sounds boring but it did have
many little hidey holes where Steve could go and explore, I just sat and waited
most of the time ...
... pick up your things and go inside - it'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 ...
Other places to stay in Yazd
Dahom Farvardin, Yazd | Hotel$100 average