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Travel Blogs from Yazd
... house on the desert's edge, smoked a qylan and watched the stars come out. For a boy from wet green NZ, it was a pretty surreal experience.
Highlight: So many. Perhaps the view from atop the big hill in the desert. Or perhaps feeding pomegranates to a hungry camel.
Lowlight: That language barrier. Getting a local bus from Yazd to Fahraj (only 30km) was a marathon effort which took 3 hours. A taxi would have been much easier ...
... marching in plantation rows (not the attractive wild trees of the Zagros). Quite a lot of dust in the air. We passed thru the town of Rafsanjan, birthplace of the former Pres & pistachio King. A godforsaken little place. Iranian movies playing on the bus - gave some fascinating insights into contemporary social issues.
Zein-o-din caravanserai is located out on the plain, literally in the middle of nowhere; two days camel ...
... he said you need to go away you have no embassy. His general disposition was defiantly not the same as his fellow country men. Zoroastrianism was the main religion on the Iranian Plateau until the Arab Conquest spread Islam. Being one of the first religions to be omnipotent and they believed in a visible God called Ahura Mazda who was born around 1000-1500 BC. He asked that followers pray to him in the direction of light. The people of the time could only have ...
... br> anyway and find out I have been nominated to coordinate the transport for Shiraz,
brilliant, I didn’t even book the bus.
Anyway, that also meant I was to sort out the hotel, so running around
trying to find most to get both money for the bus and find out hotel
preferences and we are in business.
After all that running around it calls for bed.
Bus paid for this morning and ticket in ...
... loved to be able to look after one of these beautiful carpets ongoing, however we decided to hold off until Esfahan and see what's on offer there.
Just outside of Yazd two days ago we stopped at the Zoroastrian 'Towers of Silence' (Dakmeh-ye Zartoshtiyun). Until the '60s these high earth built towers were used for funeral purposes - as Zoroastrians believe that burial pollutes the earth and cremation pollutes the air, dead bodies were placed in the towers for vultures ...