Travel Blogs from Qom
... taken over 500 US dollars for it, grabbed a
flight and left them in the **** but thats not in our nature and we
would never forgive ourselves.
When we were going through customs, it was a hell of a nerve racking
experience as if they had clocked that we had entered by land and delved
deeper to see we had brought a car in; it all could have unraveled pretty
quickly. Most likely ending in a bit of time in an Iranian jail for
Peter while he pays the ...
... to see from afar.
We drove out of the city before we got stopped by Police yet again and set up at a truckstop just out of the city. there was a lovely store owner that we chatted to for quite a while and he served us tea and biscuits. It was a really good spot for a sleep
... is where most of the Iranian Islamic revolutionaries were based out of and it seemed that this was the true ideological capital of the Islamic Republic . Qom, not Tehran, to me, seemed like a city in an "Islamic Republic". Qom is one of Shia Islam's and one of Iran's holy cities as one of prophet Muhammad's descendants, Fatimah Masumeh, is buried here. The main mosque, the Fatimah Masumeh mosque, is dedicated to her.
... as he kept chatting away to himself in the front of the cab. Around halfway there we stopped to pick up extra passengers who happened to be teenage girls, who were then of course enthused with the two western men in the cab. We suffered the usual blatant chatting and discussion directed at us, and of course the endless staring from the girls, but at this stage we have become accustomed to it. Once we got out of the car it felt as though things cooled off, as although there ...
... I were sitting at the front of the truck, which does afford great views, but unfortunately as the truck gets warm in the sun the front windows need to be opened wide for the breeze, which means intense wind in the front row.
We pulled off the road into another dry riverbed about an hour before sunset and set up camp in strong ...