Esfahan Tourist Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- Drycleaning onsite
- Refrigerator in room
- Smoking rooms available
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... they would like me to take their photo. Soheil wasn't around so I had no way of asking if they had an e-mal address to send it to. Only later did I spot the v-sign she is making and Soheil couldn't really explain it.
Picnic - Iranians seem to love to picnic, but this is in Naqsh-e Jahan Square in Esfehan. The second largest town square in the world (after Moscow's red square) and hosting some of the most splendid Islamic architecture. So a ...
... was the imposing and variegated Masjad-e-Jameh (Jameh Mosque); this edifice was commenced by the Seljuks, after making Esfahan their capital in 1047, and as a history of Turkic, Persian and Mongol architecture in itself, is testament to the waves of conquerors that have been and gone. (Of course, at the end of that list, the giant heads of the Ayatollahs previous and present overlook the courtyard). And in sooth, there was a rarefied air to ...
Thursday 31 July 2014
*First thing after breakfast AG goes to a local Toyota garage to diagnose the air conditioning problem. It has been getting a bit hot in the cockpit recently. Apparently the problem is something to do with the cylinder pressure. It was filled back in England where the ambient temperature at the time was about 15 C degrees. That compares with the current ambient temperature in the 40-50 degrees range. The air con ...
... seems crazy considering the food is so mediocre.
*After hotel check in we have to go and register at the local police station dealing with foreign visitors. Supposedly the need for our itinerary to be approved is for our own safety. Yes, we've heard that line before. Our guide does not realise that office has moved location since his last visit and helpfully no one tells him (if you do not ask the right question,you do not get the right answer) ...
... been looking at carpets and had found one he was going to get the previous night but we decided to have a look at the selection anyway. He ended up finding a carpet he liked even more and it was cheaper than the other one (so he went back the next morning laden with cash and he bought it for US$1380). Whilst we couldn't afford a carpet or even a small patch of carpet we did buy the cheapest thing in the shop which was a nomadic blanket for $25 which we will use at bush camps ...