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Travel Blogs from Yazd
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From Yazd I headed out to a village on the edge of the desert, called Fahraj. Underscoring the history of this region, Fahraj is home to the oldest mosque in Iran, a humble little mudbrick number, whose minaret functioned for many years as a lighthouse for camel caravans approaching from the desert.
I arranged to head into the desert proper with the owner of the guesthouse where I was staying, a guy called ...
... 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 ...
Ready to go we were a little surprised when the phone in our hotel room rang at 7am. More so when we discovered it was our driver from yesterday saying he would be around shortly to pick us up and drive us to the bus station. He wouldn't even accept payment, saying we were so generous with our tip the other day it was his way of saying thanks. How nice. The bus trip was good, not a VIP bus but at least it didn't break down. My favourite pass time of staring blankly out ...
Driving away from Yazd this morning after a two night stay at 'Hotel Dad', which is situated on the edge of the old city. Yazd is like a jewel wedged between the southern Dasht-e Lut desert and the northern Dasht-e Kavir desert. It was really pleasant there, and my favourite city in Iran so far. Unesco has classified Yazd one of the oldest cities on earth, and it's home to Iran's second largest population of Zoroastrians (followers of Zoroaster, who worship Ahura Mazda - the ...
... Then, during our visit to Persepolis we could easily identify the symbol once again. But it wasn’t until we reached Yazd that we actually realised that there is not just Islam in Iran.
While visiting Yazd’s Zaroastrian Fire Temple, we were able to acknowledge Zoroastrianism as an active religion in Iran, as we witnessed pilgrims visiting the temple. These pilgrims were here to see the fire that has been burning the third century AD. In the ...
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