A conversation about Islam

Published in: Iran | November 17th, 2007
Prayer time (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: On my last night in Esfahan I decided to go back to Imam square, it is beautiful at night. There I was approached my two young men I’d actually met before. I was soon back to my old travel ways again. I settled in for the evening my one of the stone… Continue reading more »

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

Published in: Iran | November 17th, 2007
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… Continue reading more »

Iranian nose jobs, Jameh Mosque and Zoroastrian fire temples.

Published in: Iran | November 17th, 2007
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… Continue reading more »

Finding things to do in Esfahan

Published in: Iran | November 16th, 2007
Imam Square, Esfahan (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: Making the best of it in Esfahan I decide to visit the “Half a World Away” place that is the center of Isfahan. It would not be the only place I’d end up describing as such. I slept until 10am, mainly to avoid the mass of Iranian tourists that descended upon the… Continue reading more »

Early days in Esfahan, and meeting an Iranian girl

Published in: Iran | November 15th, 2007
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… Continue reading more »

The Bus ride to Esfahan

Published in: Iran | November 14th, 2007
Intricate Mosque Roof in Iran (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: I was traveling on a bus from Rasht to Esfahan (or is it Isfahan) recovering from by bumming out session at the bus terminal. Me travel and Iran were not working out. I was hoping my luck would change. It was the early hours of the morning when a tall young student… Continue reading more »

Bumming out in Rasht

Published in: Iran | November 13th, 2007
Gold Markets are popular in Iran (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: Solo travel often means spending too much time alone. Questioning yourself more times over than is good for you. Here, after an attempt at finding home in Europe, a visa rush, and a Lonely Planet guide book that was written with a flowery hand, I bummed out. Kirsty has told me the… Continue reading more »