Travel Blogs from Tabriz
... leaders stoodthe border of Iran. It was safe to that we all had different expectations, fears and thoughts about Iran, back home the media tends to portray Iran in a negative light and politically the country is one of the 'bad boys' of global relations. So it was with a mixture of hesitation and excitement that we had our Turkish exit stamps slammed on our passports, there was no going back now. Entering the Iranian compound the rest of the day was to be a best ...
... turned out to be a useful guide. He was Kurdish, and can't have been more than 22 years old. He didn't speak much english, but I would point to something in my LP map of Tehran, and he would lead the way.
Highlight: Definitely the train trip from Tabriz to Tehran. I love trains.
Lowlight: Arriving late in Tabriz and finding every hotel/guesthouse was full. Ended up paying through the nose (relatively speaking) for a room that was way flasher than I ...
... passing through there it all got a little confusing as we had lost everyone from the bus so we wandered aimlessly up a road towards the exit (should have just stayed put and got on the shuttle bus), played charades with some of the locals and police carrying some very big batons to try and find out where our bus was but that was simply lost in translation. So here we were, in Iran with not a familiar face in sight or a bus. Bugger. The border opens up to a ...
... built in 1465 and covered in blue majolica tiles. Two massive quakes in C18 toppled its mighty dome & reduced the rest, leaving only the main entrance tower. And so it remained until reconstruction commenced in 1951. The shape of the building has been restored but much of the beauty & magic lost. It stands as a memorial to the destructive power of nature. The tranquil garden next to the mosque is named for another local poet....you gotta love a city that ...
... no‘. Er merkte, dass es viel Aufwand ist, alle Gepäckstücke so weit zu tragen und sein Chef geholt. Der meine ‚ok alles hier kontrollieren‘. So musste ich jedes Gepäckstück öffnen und auspacken. Als dann alles auf dem Parkplatz verteilt war stresste er mich, dass ich gleich zum Passport Control kommen müsse. Überrascht, da ich am Zoll sonst immer lange warten musste, packe ich alles schnell wieder zusammen.
Der Eintritt in den Iran war dann auch ...
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