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Travel Blogs from Mashad
... end of the tour about local customs to do with women's lives, and weddings, which are a very significant and costly event in Turkmenistan, as they are in Uzbekistan. There are also fab collections in the museum.
Ashgabat is all very grand and showy, and quite obscene when you consider the poor state of the roads outside the capital. I thought it was humorous that the hotel has one of those signs in the bathroom asking us to save water and help ...
... br> Before coming to Iran, many people who had been here had told us that their favourite place in Iran was Esfahan. With big expectations, we arrived at this popular city, and headed straight to Imam Square. Being the second largest square in the world, behind Tiananmen Square in Beijing, Imam Square was a gem in itself. Full of life, the bazaars on the edges of the square brought tourists and locals alike to indulge in good old Persian shopping. If they ...
... heaps of signs pointing in that direction. So,.it seemed no worries ....until .....it was very obvious he had no idea. Still he was very persistent, asking lots of directions and seeming to tell everyone that he had very important guests he needed to deliver, even the chaps blocking the road because they had had a dingle. To there credit they all seemed very impressed he had foreigners onboard and did their damndest to help.
The traffic was absolute bedlam..A bit like ...
... Iranian conqueror, the Napoleon of the east, Nader Shah. It was a mausoleum with a museum attached to it and it contained some cool artifacts of Nader Shah's conquests and battles. We wanted to see more of Mashhad as the city looked fairly bustling and welcoming but time constraints, at least the ones we thought we had, forced us to go back to Tehran. So that unfortunately is it for Mashhad...
Till next time,
... just stared at me for what seemed like forever. If it was not such a serious occasion the absurd eye balling would have been laughable. But I didn't laugh.
The whole process took over two hours and it was with a deal of relief that we clutched our passports with sweaty hands and made our way to the exit door and into real Iran. A friendly, smiling face met us. It was Mohammad our guide who immediately handed us cans of icy cold Rani brand peach ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking