Iran 2019

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    In the Persepolis country, the local Harem Xerkses is paid, but we do not have money with us, so we leave the cash desk, then a guest from the service calls us and after a short conversation he lets us in without a ticket. colleagues have written here many times that the Persians are very nice and if they find out that we are from Lachestan ( that's what they call Poland) , smiles do not come off their faces and somehow open up more.

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    We meet a few "whites" in strange motorcycle t-shirts, it turns out that they are 38 retirees from Paris who after a month of driving arrived in Iran and travel and visit. They have a rather neat support in the form of a bus and a 4x4 "garbage truck" to collect equipment that has fallen on the way, they just brought a BMW and NAT
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    Yep, this was us...:clap:clap PERSEPOLIS groupe.jpg
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  5. rumpel

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    "Interesting facts about the Iranian rial

    The currency in Iran is not only riyals, but also tomans and khomeini. For example, exchanging 200 US dollars, you will get 6 million rials (we got 12 million for $ 100), and when buying a car you have to pay about 200 million rials. Therefore, the inhabitants of Iran, to simplify the conversion a bit, introduced tomans. And so, 10,000 rials is the equivalent of one thousand tomans. Apparently, this is a solution that makes it easier, but in stores, for example, prices are given as the seller wishes, which is very confusing for the customer. In addition, Khomeini are also used, which in turn can be converted into tomans. 500 thousand so riyals are 50 thousand. Tomans and 50 Khomeini. It is also difficult for a western tourist to learn that prices are written in Arabic. "

    From Persepolis we go to Shiraz, make a mistake again and enter the city after dark. There are no places in the first two hotels, but the receptionist from the latter calls another hotel and the places are in the "Persepolis" hotel. We embrace the city.

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    Walking around the city, we found an interesting mosque. It intrigued us because it was quite strongly fenced with numerous gates with an entrance only for the faithful. When we had to let go, we found an entrance for foreigners. We were stopped at the gate and asked to wait a few minutes for the guide to come. As it turned out, the entrance and the guide were for free. It is strange that the mosque was not described anywhere in our guides and turned out to be the coolest of all.

    His name is Shah Cheragh, but the locals say the Mirror Mosque.

    In the mosque, photos can only be taken by phone.

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    I ask our guide why there is a Koran in hotels and there is always a cube of some stone with it. It turns out that it depends on the region, in some Muslim countries such as Tunisia, Morocco, during prayers, during a bend (I do not know what it is professionally called), forehead contact with the carpet is allowed, but in other Muslim countries, Iran and Iraq are also mentioned ... Germany and France, this stone serves as a link, contact with the ground. Yes, this is how he listed these countries as Muslim


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    Just to illustrate the Pink Mosque 2019 09 10 Perse cmi 0884.JPG
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    Continue exploring Shiraz.


    We go to the gardens of Eram

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eram_Garden

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    On the way, we are accosted by two teenagers in the park and word to word it turns out that they have escaped from Afghanistan. They offer us amphetamines, we politely say no and we screw them up as quickly as possible;)

    Tomb of Hafez

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    On our way out, a guy who used to be a tourist guide gets us, but unfortunately, due to Trump's policy, he lost his job (we met a few people like that), ther is not too many tourists. Generally people are complaining about Trump and his politics and not about the USA as a whole, I have the impression that, in fact, they dream of living like the Americans.
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    Another photos from Shiraz

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    This report is great! Thanks for the photos.
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    Generally you will likely find Iranians complain just as much about the policies of their own government as they do about another.
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    Iran pre-Revolution (1979) was very westernised. Maybe they just want to go back to the "good ole days"
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    Our dinner

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    It takes some time at the hotel reception, the receptionist has a problem with converting all those millions.

    Motorcycles are already waiting on the marbles

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    So we're going towards the city of Jazd



    On the way, we stop in the town to see an old fridge.

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    Then comes a bus with French tourists, i want to make them happy so i decide to make the wheel, but of course I forgot that I didn't put on the glasses that I hung on the fairing of course the glasses are falling, the police car is behind me, i not coming back ;)
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