Tabriz El-Goli Pars Hotel
Travel Blogs from Tabriz
families picnicking throughout the night all over the place. We drove
off and found what we thought of as a quieter spot. Crashed for the
night and got woken up at 3am by a bunch of guys picnicing and playing
football on the parking waiting for the sunrise. Our earplugs helped us
out. Next day we woke up and drove through the crazy traffic towards the
main city bazaar. We had a walk around ...
... the mess of Teheran centre (16 million people lives here) and outside of Teheran they do not accept dollars in the hotels we are up for the plan to drive the entire night - also to speed up our driving a bit. At this point our main interpreter at this stop offers us to come with him and his family to his house in Iran and to spend the night there. After a split seconds hesitation with accept this nice man’s offer and start the drive towards ...
... the first day, LOL.
We could use some of the phrases we learned in Turkey since it’s understandable in this part of Iran.
Changing money was a piece of cake – disregarding Anna’s issue with wearing a scarf all the time on her head and having to face and talk to about 40 people coming to touch and talk around the motorbike as I went away. Having this scarf problem is annoying. It feels like I’m dressed out to a clown or ...
Where oh where to start?
I guess I can start by saying, "I'm in Iran!". And I have to say that being here destroys any preconception I might have had about what it would be like.
I mean I knew I wouldn't get the version of Iran that television news was projecting, though I never expected the outright hospitality that received me from the moment I crossed the border.
Amazing! I have less than two hours to give the play by play over ...
... the same bus as us. They spoke good English and understood our situation right away. Herman raised his hand and a random car pulled over. He explained to the driver that we needed to get to the centre of town and our hotel is on Imam Khomeini street. The taxi driver agreed on a reasonable price so we hopped in. Before getting off the car, the driver's phone rang. That was Herman calling to confirm that we have arrived safely at the hotel of ...