Pars International Hotel
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... Aus. The security man hoped on his bike and escorted us to an area, the park was huge so we were grateful for the direction. Turned out they had decided to park us next to the Camps fire station for our security. These pilgrim camps are frequented by the less fortunate and they were worried about our car and belongings. Anyway when we rocked up outside the station a number of the fireies came out to help us park our car and watch the tent ...
... 765 to 818. Iranians are predominantly Shia, there are subgroups of Shia but the largest group is the Twelvers who believe that following the death of Mohammed the spiritual leadership of the Islamic faith passed to 12 successive descendants of the prophet. These were known as Imams and apart from the first, Ali, they were not recognised by the Caliphate - the fuundamental schism between Shia and Sunni. Reza is the only one not buried in Iraq ...
... which unfortunately was linked to Rafi as it was his friend. The house was full of rugs and Quinn and I ended up getting a bed outside in a courtyard which was basically just a whole lot of rugs piled up. The owner took us on a small city tour late that afternoon when it had cooled down a bit, to his carpet shop where he fixes old carpets. Mashad has millions of Muslim pilgrims each year as there is a massive complex in the middle of the city with a huge shrine (we ...
... 1230: Decision made, tickets in ********* done. Time for lunch. Can't get a taxi so end up walking. Rain has turned into monumental downpour and we're drenched and freezing. 1300: Can't find restaurant we're looking for so opt for an expensive one mentioned in the ****** Planet for serving steak and chips. Our order is met with "no steak, no chips, no fanta, no espresso" at which stage I simply put my head on the table and say I'm going to cry whilst Sam tells the ...
... 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 ...