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Travel Blogs from Yazd
... all the men were engineers!
Great views as we descended....Amin produced a fabulous watermelon from his car boot & proceeded to carve it up. We four managed to polish it off in no time!
Our third destination was the town of Meybod. Its old quarter is a sprawl of mudbrick towers & walls that date back at least 1800 years. We visited a gigantic Safavid ice house, a domed water reservoir (with four wind catcher towers), a restored caravanserai ...
... beautiful silk tableware and a pizza place that is NOT open for lunch. We discovered the latter after walking in the sun for 30 min. Needless to say I insisted on a taxi back. Like others, the bazaar is a run of vaulted ceiling corridors jam packed with the usual paraphernalia - spices, hanging sheep or cow carcasses, clothes, fabrics etc. There was probably more room to move here than most, less chaos and a section for jewellery which far outweighed the space given ...
... hotel for a buffet meal, all you can eat. I particularly enjoyed the camel stew type thing, it tasted a bit like goat but much bigger. Normally I would relish all you can eat, and devour vast quantities. I only managed 2 moderate platefuls and was stuffed. I reckon I have lost over a stone. With mixed feelings of leaving the man I was behind, and glad I am down to an Asian XL. Jane and I went for a late night stroll through Yazd, ...
... now dead.
Oh well walking back to the hotel was fun going through all the old
streets. Steve got bullied by some kids
trying to get money and not letting him past.
We found an old quaint where the water used to flow for city use so
decided to go check it out. It was quite
far down and cool and looks like quite a few people also found it with the amount
of empty bottles and used it as a toilet at the ...
... even badgered reception a bit).
On the way here today we made stops to see an old pigeon tower (for centuries the tower housed pigeons whose guano was collected for fertiliser - apparently there's a few thousand of them around Esfahan); the citadel at an evocative mud brick village called Mohammadieh; and a traditional loom workshop in Mohammadieh, where we climbed down some stairs into a hobbit-like cave and met an absolutely delightful older man, the weaver, ...
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