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- Minbar in room
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... but Alex just laughed.
Once you got used to the fact that there were no windows to open, but that you had to rely on air- conditioning the room was quite cosy. The whole guesthouse was originally the house of a rich merchant, which had then transformed into a guesthouse, but without actually changing any of the layout etc. so I guess people have lived in these rooms without real windows for quite some ...
... 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 ...
... lanes).....This is an ancient settlement, one of the oldest towns on earth according to UNESCO. We visited a madrassa , a traditional baker at work & a Qajar era merchant's house. In the evening we went to another Zurkhaneh - interesting but not as special as the one we visited in Kermanshah (all those days ago).
Capped a big day with a meal of camel & potato stew (= delicious!) at the appropriately named Silk Road Hotel (another converted traditional ...
... courtyard with daybeds. Our main reason for choosing the hotel was the simple fact it offered an Indian curry so after checking in and dumping our bags we tucked into lunch. Admittedly it wasn't the most amazing curry but after eating nothing but kebab and rice it made for a welcomed change. The town of Yazd itself is made up of a number of mosques (I'm now officially all mosque'd out), a not very big or interesting bazaar, an enchanting mud brick old city, ...
... through fire so they built fire temples to keep a fire burning indefinitely. Not huge amounts is know about the religion or what was written, however it seems to be all about the battle between good and evil. When it comes to death they are quite considerate of the environment not wanting to contaminate the earth through burial or atmosphere through cremation. Back in the day they were hung in special tower and vultures cleaned the bones. Nowadays, yes they still operate, ...