Arriving into Shiraz, Iran – via a dirty minded Iranian student

Bazaar in Shiraz (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: On my bus from Esfahan to Shiraz I met up with a nice, but then very disturbing Iranian student. The alarm sounded at 4.15am and after a quick sweet cake I bought the night before I was soon in a taxi on the way to the bus terminal for the bus to …

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End of the tour, shaking minarets, an Armenian Church, the 33 arch bridge

The Shaking Minerets in Esfahan (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview:A rather strange cultural scene with shaking minarets, the best church I’ve come across in my travels and back to those bridges Next up on the whistle stop tour: The Shaking Minarets, surely a highlight in many Iranian Tourists itinerary. At 11am a Mosque care taker would emerge on the roof, proceed to …

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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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