Valley Group Of Houseboats
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I slept a lot better last night despite the hard bed. I woke up a few times, sometimes noticing that the ceiling fan was off, meaning the electricity went off. At 08:30, we woke up and chatted a bit. I stayed in bed until 10:30. I don't feel like doing much today, but we'll see. At least, we have a blue sky and no clouds in sight for now. This will mean a hotter day though, likely at around ...
... Everywhere we go people are eager to say hi and shake our hands. The young people are particularly excited to meet Americans. A simple smile is all it takes to encourage a wonderful interaction. On the way back to the houseboat we stop briefly at an Internet cafe to catch up on what is happening in the world. It doesn't seem good at all, and we are glad to be removed from it all in this bit of paradise on ...
... us to take back stories of the beauty of the state to encourage tourists to return. But you can't help but feel less at ease when confronted with posters of the Ayatollah and walking past women in full burkas at the local markets. We then headed to a carpet and shawl emporium - I couldn't resist buying a pashmina of the softest wool. A real luxury and so well priced. Then we headed back to meet our Shikara and take the gentle trip back to ...
... and giving gifts of money. I got an orange dot on my forehead and some aniseed sugar chrysalis. Then a long walk down the hill with three others. I needed cash after yesterday's spending spree, so after lunch I went with Ashraf who had to do some shopping. Helen and Bridget came too. Ashraf said he'll meet us in an hour so we looked around the local shops and market. even more seedy than usual, but people were pleasant and kind to us. It was hot so we went ...
... 1583; علی شهاب 75;لدین همدان 40;) (1384-1314) was a Persian Sūfī of the Kubrāwī order, a poet and a prominent Shafi'i Muslim scholar.
He fled here from Iran in 1372 with 700 refuges to avoid prosecution. He is known for bringing Islam and the art of ...