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... steroids only with cars instead of motorbikes. Everyone appeared to have two speeds..STOP and FLAT OUT and it appeared that pedestrians had absolutely no rights whatsoever even on crossings and at lights. Good to know. In the end he got us very close to the place we were going to try and get a room. (And yes we did tip him because he did a damn good job!) And I say try...as it was soon very obvious the whole area had changed since the Lonely Planet had been published (about a ...
... to do so within their own houses. Out on the street it is a different matter. Mashhad is one of the most religiously conservative cities in Iran and Islamic customs are strictly adhered to. Women cover themselves with black chadors, men and women only interact with each other if they are married and black flags hang on building marking the mourning of martyrs gone before. His friends were extremely friendly and we ended up having quite a late night, ...
... and bothered, I cannot tell you how much we enjoyed that drink. It was delicious. Accompanied by our driver Hussein, we made our way to the car. "My name is Hussein, but not SADDAM HUSSEIN! Ha, Ha!" laughed our driver. "OK team, let's GO, GO, GO!" he yelled at the top of his voice. Strange, we thought. This guy was sounding like an American. We later found out that Hussein was stationed in the USA for some years whilst he was serving in the army. This was ...
Mashhad was always on the list to visit, not only because very few tourists make it this far eastern of Iran, and most importantly, it is also home to the Iman Reza, one of the holiest and important shrine for Muslims.
Being one of the most holiest city in Middle East & Central Asia, Mashhad is very conservative. My partner, was required to wear Chatdor at all times within the complex, which is available at the ...
Next on the agenda was the mausoleum of the first shah Nader of Iran, it was more of a chronological history museum of the years he reigned. It consists of 2 halls for preseneting work and objects dated back to the end of Safavid era, Afsharid reign and so on. he was often called "the Napoleon of Iran" as he created an empire that stretched out from Northern India to the Caucasus mountains.
Off to the station, we've got a train to catch at 7pm to ...
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