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May 27, 2019 - Awesome Iranian Desert Farmstay

After a slow start in Tehran, this trip is getting better and better (apart from lack of wifi) and I wonder if we haven’t just experienced the highlight of our trip so far with our farm stay in the desert. Shiraz was a lovely city, many Persian gardens with their water features and many flowers in bloom. Many streets are tree lined, lots of greenery and like the rest of Iran spotlessly clean. So strange travelling through a Middle Eastern country, fairly run down, many old buildings but spotlessly clean, being able to eat from street...

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May 24, 2019 - Ancient Persepolis - mysterious and truely amazing

Internet has been a disaster, so although I have so many observations about Iran which I would like to record as memories, I am going to have to record my daily events and leave personal opinions for when internet is more stable. Hope my trip journal does not become boring! We had a great day yesterday, actually a fascinating day. Breakfast in our courtyard was a delight (here I go digressing again, but breakfasts in Iran have been interesting and a lovely start to each day) as usual, such a pretty area. No muesli in Iran, we enjoy the...

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May 23, 2019 - Shiraz - it’s not about the wine

Our last day in Tehran was pretty uneventful. We got to know Sara our guide who is delightful, and my sort of person as she absolutely bubbles over with energy and enthusiasm wanting to fit in as many activities as possible, which is why my trip journal is a bit behind. Our group of 7 are also getting along really well and We are enjoying their companionship. Our very long overnight train trip was relatively comfortable in shared cabins with meals brought to us. The scenery en route only became more interesting as we started to get closer...

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Mar 31, 2015 - Iran 2015 - update 1

Well here I am in Iran - day 4 Uneventful flight to Tehran via Dubai with Emirates. I am an Emirates virgin and didn't think their service any better than many others. Still we arrived safely which is the most important thing. A hair raising taxi ride to our hotel with the driver either one hand on his phone or conducting the very loud music. Hotel was pretty basic as one expects from Intrepid original tours but clean enough with comfortable bed. It's New Year in Iran and most on two week holiday so Tehran traffic not as frantic as usual....

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Iran, Dubai and Oman

May 20, 2012 - Shiraz

Wiki Info Shiraz 5-20 After flight to Shiraz - that included dinner! - and Arg Hotel (arg means citidel which is nearby), we settled in our room it being 10pm. Still not knowing what comes next other than breakfast 7-10 tomorrow, ha! 5-21 Met Medhi, our guide, at breakfast 9am who told us he tried to get us last night but phone was not working. We quickly finish our food - scrambled eggs, flat bread, jam, butter, cream chez, fresh tomatoes and cucumber, and tea. Off we go to pick up others on today's tour - 3 Iranians & a Swedish woman...

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Sep 20, 2010 - Abschied vom Iran

Morgen abend geht unser Flug und beamt uns in eine komplett andere Welt: nach Kathmandu. Nachdem wir völlig unerwartet ein super günstiges Flugangebot nach Nepal bekommen haben verlassen wir den Iran hier in Shiraz. Aber das Land wir uns noch lange Beschäftigen. Die Menschen hier haben uns immer wieder gebeten der Welt über die Wirklichkeit und Realitäten im Iran zu Hause zu berichten. Das werden wir auf jeden tun. Wir werden die unbeschreibliche Gastfreundschaft und Schönheit des Landes nicht so schnell vergessen.

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Bikefeeling

Sep 26, 2008 - Making Our Way to Shiraz

During the month of Ramadan (which occurs at a different time each year, usually, I believe, between September and February) the pace of life in the Muslim world decelerates considerably, particularly from sunrise to sunset when some percentage of Muslims are fasting or are acting like they are fasting. As with the Christmas season in the Christian world, some days are more important than others. This seemed to be the case today as it was the last Friday (Friday being the Muslim Sabbath, although they would choose a different word such as...

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Dec 9, 2006 - Shiraz

Got the Fragrant Flyer bus down to Shiraz. This is the city of Poets, with Hafez and Rumi, Iran's most famous poets having spent much time here. Time was spent wandering through the parks, and horse-whipping Fuzz up a mountain to the shrine look-out point. "The grand old Duke of Porky, he had one nagging hen, he marched her up the hill one day, and marched her down again" On our rounds, we ambled nonchalantly into a mosque only to find ourselves gatecrashing a funeral. We tried to moonwalk back outside, but were collared by one of the...

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Fuzz & Phil Run Away

Mar 12, 2006 - Iran-Discovering the forgotten Empire

It's been a while since we have had a chance to update our entry. We just finished our 2-week journey in Iran and are really sad to be leaving this amazing and unique country. Sonia spent the first 16 years of her life in Iran before migrating to the US. Our journey through Iran started when we landed in Shiraz from the former Iranian island now an independent kingdom of Bahrain. We promptly passed through customs without any problems with Dustin's American status and were greeted by Sonia's father. Sonia's father has been working on a...

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S&D's Asia Tour

Aug 30, 2005 - Esfahan to Shiraz

Our driving groups have been re-organised and we are now in group 1. We have a police car leading us with his blue light flashing constantly. There are two advantages to this : We do not have to stop at traffic lights and we do not have to stop at check points. However, we miss the freedom of being able to stop when we want - every 5 minutes sometimes. The route was straight down the main road as wanted to have time to explore Persepolis. It was built by various kings called things like Darius and Xerxes starting in 512BC. It was sacked by...

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Aug 8, 2005 - Persépolis, y Shiraz

Por supuesto, después de la destrucción de ésta por parte de Alejandro Magno (en Irán lo llaman simplemente Alejandro), no queda mucho, pero lo disponible, donde los relieves resaltan, da una idea de lo grandiosa y especial que fue esta capital de uno de los imperios persas. Froté el dedo sobre una piedra algo ennegrecida, no creo que lo haya imaginado, olía a quemado todavía (la destrucción fue por incendio). De Shiraz no se puede, en estas cortas historias, decir mucho después del aturdimiento de Isfahan, las mezquitas son del mismo...

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Ruta de la Seda

May 2, 2005 - Shiraz/Persepolis

salam (eno, jest dobrze). pisalem, ze kantuja. ale w zasadzie to nie prawda. no czasem (zreszta troche jest w tym mojej winy. mala paranoja i nieznajomosc nowych cen po drugiej stronie granicy. no bo jak wyjasnic, ze banany sa 5 razy drozsze niz w pakistanie? inna sprawa, ze wygladaja jakby byly importowane z holandi). jednak przewazaja 'przyjemne doznania'. o ile w pakistanie czasem idac ulica przypadkowo napotkani przechodnie chcieli mi kupowac, na taki przyklad, cos do picia tutaj kilkukrotnie juz (w zasadzie podczas jednego dnia pobytu...

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