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- Continental Breakfast
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... facts about what the Shahs used to get up to in their palace ... like where they used to take a few selected concubines for the night! You don't see that kind of stuff in the brochures!
Saw the Sun Palace: built to be the highest building in Tehran at the time it was constructed. It got its name because it would be the first building in the city to get the sun.
Also the Wind Palace: it uses an ingenious method of collecting wind then recycling ...
... the honey and the feta cheese were the best that Alex and I had eaten anywhere. There are beehives everywhere around here and our host proudly showed us his own honey combs later. No tables or plates were to be seen anywhere. We were sitting cross legged on an elevated wood platform with a carpet for cushioning and dripped the honey on the pieces of bread we tore from the bigger bread pieces, the sun was shining and we had the most amazing view of Alamut Castle. ...
What a nightmarish few days we had. It started when we rented the car in Tehran, which in itself was not an issue at all. But as we are finding everything takes a lot longer here than it would in Europe. So hiring the car took a bit more than one hour. But with my Kindle I am happy to just sit in an air conditioned office and wait. My new scarf is a huge improvement as it just stays on and the long tunica that I bought when I went to Croatia works quite well. ...
... much. Despite the high rates of inflation in the country, over 20% is a relatively cheap country to travel. And people make certain things cheaper still in daily, as shared taxi. Yes, everybody uses, so much practical and inexpensive. The city is surrounded by huge rocky mountains that makes this city like a desert atmosphere sometimes, and winter this mountains are covered with ice. In the midst of extremely old buildings mixed with modern architecture is easy to find gorgeous ...
... prison quite graphically displayed wax models of prisoners undergoing interrogation & torture. I found our guide from the previous day in the picture gallery, a brash young man full of opinions I would imagine! Our last visit was to the former US Embassy building, which had some interesting art work (I.e. propaganda) along the outside wall. Our driver stopped by a great monument, lit up at night, on the way to the train station Next stop, ...