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Aug 26, 2005 - To Hamedan by the wrong route

This was a day of 2 halves! We are still learning how to travel with our guide and the police escort. In business jargon there has not been an adequate alignment of objectives. The police are only interested in two things: depositing us at the next town by the shortest route and stopping for a long lunch. We on the other hand are interested in driving along interesting roads, stopping to see things and meet people. We also want to set off at 7.am. and they at 10. The morning was a disaster travelling along the main road to Tehran with loads...

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Jul 21, 2004 - Hamadan

Hamadan is where Cyrus the Great grew up, and it was the home of scientist/philosopher/physician Abu Ali Sina (also known as Avicenna), and the most important Jewish pilgrimage site in Iran. (Queen Susa or Shushan Dokt is buried here.) We visited the mausoleum of Baba Taher, and 11th century mystic poet. We didn't spend much time in Hamadan, as we spent much of the day at the Ali Sadr caves, and alot of time driving. We could clearly see the hierarchy of cars on the road. The most common cars are the old Paykans. Many of them are 30 years...

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