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Travel Blogs from Zanjan
Morning given over to driving across the dry hills and high plateau to Zanjan - thinly populated, only a handful of folk who scrape a living tending small flocks of brown sheep & goats. They huddle in poor mud & straw villages amidst the mineral hills. These are striped red & green/grey (iron, copper?) and alternatively a sandy dun. Wide but bone dry riverbeds. In winter it would be under snow for months...a ...
We arrived at Soltaniyeh just before midday.
As you enter the town there was another big board with many faces on it.
This is very common in every town or city that you enter in Iran and it is the face of Martyrs that have died fighting for the country. We thought it is very nice in that if a man is from a certain city and he has died fighting, he will be forever remembered and seen in public ...
Original posting... "PLEASE BE PATIENT WITH UPDATES FROM IRAN, THE INTERNET IS STRONGLY FILTERED HERE BY THE AUTHORITIES AND WE ARE ONLY MANAGING TO SET THE MAP PINS THROUGH A PROXY SERVER CALLED DYNAWEB, AS THIS WEBSITE IS BLOCKED HERE." now we can update.
Zan Jan is a very small city, not at all touristy. There is nothing
really to see here, it is just a northern Iranian city with people going
about their day to day lives.
This is the blog for Day 12 of Akshaya and Raj's travel that we are posting on their behalf as Facebook and blog sites are banned in Iran.
I woke up this morning at 6.45 and was rushed off to the next room window to see the view of Mount Ararat. The sun was already high up in the sky, so I missed Mount Ararat in its morning glory. Disappointed! Then when we went to have our breakfast, it was the worst breakfast we were served & the hotel was advertised as four ...
... br> Khoda hafez = goodbye
Most news websites are blocked in Iran so no BBC. Google, ITunes and Facebook.
In Iran, the women on our trip must wear a head scarf at all times when in public. Not so nice now the weather has heated up a lot, late 20's. Clothes must also be loose and not figure hugging. Gutted! ...