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Travel Blogs from Esfahan
... Sayeed's friends into his carpet shop (with air con) for some delicious tea and a long conversation about politics and religion. Many Iranians are keen to talk over these subjects and are compelled to find out what the rest of the world thinks of them. They live in a dictatorship and today was the new President's first day he has promised to enact change. I am sure the culture hungry tourists across the globe will flood the country, and I wonder ...
... latter are bright and outstanding, and awesomely gruesome. There was also a museum with beautiful, old, hand written and drawn bibles; a painting by Rembrandt (weird); the world's smallest book-a bible verse written out in different languages; a quote written on a piece of hair (needed a microscope!); and a disturbing display on the Armenian genocide in Turkey (so many horrors of this world that few know little about). At 3pm we were exhausted and starving, ...
... we were given the foreigners
ticket price so X blagged that we're his family from abroad and
managed to get us Iranian tickets. The baths were beautiful. The tile
work and small detailed murals adorned the arched ceiling made a
great impression. Afterwards we drove outside the city to the bottom of
the mountain where you can get a cable car to its summit.
Unfortunately it was closed so we have decided to picnic in the
... string under microscope. Amazing! Lunch at an Iranian lunch. I had chicken kebab. It was quite good. To burn off the kjs from the lunch, we walked to the bridges that is famous is Esfahan. 23 arches, other bridge got 33 arches. Rain and storm activity at the distance. As soon we got on the bus, and in the tunnels interchange, rain poured! We had to run for covers at old mosque. We had to see how the mosque was originally built in the earliest years. During the old ...
... to them. Then I realised a while later that I was the "only" one with blue eyes and blonde.
Actually I am a white sheep amongst the 2.6 millions of black sheep! Apart from my group.
Dinner at Persian restaurant...just 3 of us. My meal was awesome. Chicken in walnut sauce. I definitely want to try cooking this at home. Persian meals seems to be huge. I nearly finished the meal. Too full.