Iranian nose jobs, Jameh Mosque and Zoroastrian fire temples.

Zoroastian Fire temple (Shriaz)

Travel Journal Overview: My first introduction to Iranian nose jobs, yes they are common.  The wonderful Jameh Mosque. My first but not last Zoroastrian fire temple.   Iranian tours to meet some Iranians? I made it to the travel agent by 9am, after a rushed beefburger and bipsi breakfast. I was greeted by a solitary …

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Early days in Esfahan, and meeting an Iranian girl

Imam Square at night, Isfahan (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: I was in my last hope for good travel in Iran, Esfahan. A chance meeting with an Iranian girl sparks a better day, yet I am again frustrated with my Lonely Planet guide By 10am I was woken by the clatter of annoyingly load voices outside in the courtyard, it seemed my …

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“Arab Bastards” – Crossing the Turkish Iranian Border

Donkey

Travel Journal Overview: The actual border crossing into Iran was no hassle. Travel was easy it seemed. I met two Syrians at the exit gates from Turkey, exchanged the usual how? why? and where? questions and they moved on. I then crossed into Iran alone … A tanned hand reached into the throng as I …

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