Zanjan Grand Hotel
Travel Blogs from Zanjan
... Iranian price and saying that is how much it is and the guy was pointing to the english sign.
Along came a nice lady who worked there that could speak english well and told us that since Nu-ruz (Iranian new year) the government had introduced duel pricing for foreigners, this was interesting as the last time we had visited Iran, they had just abolished it.
She was quite embarrassed by ...
... if you ever visit Iran is that you will be constantly welcomed by
complete strangers that happen to be walking by. Even just a "welcome to
Iran" and offers of phone numbers if we need any help while here. Its
like nowhere else in the world that we have visited. We spoke with one
student for a while and then carried on to a place that sold juice. We
had a really delicious freshly squeezed carrot juice and another one
... were being checked, the immigration officer asked me to go to the manager's office. I met a very nice lady, who after the formalities were over was curious about the visa stamps I had in my passports. She apologized for being curious as she'd not seen visas few of the countries that my passport had. Raj joined in soon after the vehicle check was done and she gave us each a chocolate & local map and welcomed us to Iran!
We still had to do the custom clearance and ...
All day on the truck to get to Zanjan. Started to learn the basic words again in another language. Turkish was very difficult as hello, goodbye, thank you etc all are more than one word with multiple syllables. Farsi is luckily a lot easier.
Salam = hello for all times of the day
Lotfan = please
Mamnum = thanks ...
... the remainder of his time with us. The traffic headind into Tehran from the direction of Karaj was phenomenal. Mohsen told us that around 2 million people from Karaj head into Tehran every day to work. You must remember, this is the same chappy who told us we needed US$500 just for food and drinks for the trip, so the 2 million could have a bit of flexibility. Either way the number of cars taking up more lanes than were marked on the road indicated a ...