Travel Blogs from Yazd
Yet another Eid today!! This one has a particularly Shi'ite spin - it is the day that Muhammad (Blessings be upon his name) supposedly indicated that he wanted Ali, his nephew & son-in-law, to succeed him. Of course this is not a day embraced by the (Sunni) majority of the Islamic world.
For me what it meant was another day of closed shops etc. So I was off on an excursion with Amir (one of Naser's friends) to visit some sights within a circle of approx ...
... was tasty Baluchi tucker - baked eggplant, roasted chicken, barbery rice, salad (with oil & vinegar to dress it = a first!)
After the meal in an ornate side room, where many a deal must have been brokered in days gone, we were treated to a brief exhibition of male Baluchi dancing (seemed to be ritualized sword fighting with sticks). The temp dropped quickly after dark - the sky cleared enough for us to see the heavens full of ...
... operate, bodies are buried in special concrete lined graves. The three wise men of the Magi are believed to have been Zoroastrian magi. The symbol of the religion is a winged figure of Fravahar, the spirit that reaches Ahura Mazda after death. There are just over 150,000 followers today. We have a birthday in the group at 3pm so we had to rush back to the bakery by 12 to pick up the cakes. On the way back we an oil painting of the Yazd city scape caught our ...
... cool. We found
our way onto the roofs with a little help from some construction workers nearby
and that was cool. Climbing over the
scaffolding was not so cool but the view from the top of the old town was
pretty impressive. You could even just
about make out our hotel from up there.
This afternoon brings us on a cake hunt for Gill’s b’day
party. She doesn’t drink much so ...
... Also nearby the towers are a disused Zoroastrian well and water cistern and a couple of small badgirs.
Last night we went to the Ateshkadeh, Zoroastrian eternal flame Fire Temple, then on to a restaurant at the hotel Moshir-al-Mamalak for dinner. Greeted at the door by a chap dressed in 19th c tribal attire (he had a mini-me who wouldn't have been taller than about 3 feet), and walking past enormous colourful male and female Macaws on perches, we went into the ...
Other places to stay in Yazd
Dahom Farvardin, Yazd | Hotel$100 average