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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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pokryfka-azja0405

Oct 5, 2004 - Shiraz

After 3 days in the busy metropole of Tehran (15 million inhabitants) with visits to some exquisite museums like the crown jewellry museum, the glas and pottery museum (interior design by the Austrian architect Hans Hollein), the carpet museum and the Golestan Palace, met interesting people and got to know about Iranian life and habits, I left my Tehran hosts home this morning (a paradise - thank you Sabine & Harald!) and arrived an hour later with Iran Air in Shiraz, the garden and poets city .... in the afternoon I went to Hafez' garden...

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Jul 13, 2004 - Shiraz & Persepolis

Persepolis is the Greek name for the old Persian capital and it is what foreigners call the centre of the ancient Persian Empire. (In Iran it is called Tahkt-e Jamshid, or the Throne of Jamshid, the first ruler.) Over 2500 years ago Persepolis was the image of imperial grandeur. Each spring the King of Kings would welcome representatives from all the different peoples of the Persian Empire. After passing through the Gate of All Nations one can see carvings representing all the different peoples on the walls of the Apadana. The empire...

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