Iran 2019

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  1. MZ5

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    Well, they have scorpions just roaming around, so at least I would feel at home there.
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  2. young1

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    Of the places we visited in Iran overall Yazd would have been our favourite. The Towers of Silence, the wrestling, simply amazing. Did you see the underground water channels?
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  3. rumpel

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    yes we were there
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    Amazing places...
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    Most interesting ride report. Thanks for taking the time to share it with us.
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  7. rumpel

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    It's lunchtime, we see a shopping center with restaurants by the highway. We go check out their shops. A guest who works in Belgium comes to the parking lot and offers us all possible help in Iran, we exchange the phone number. This is amazing, at every step you meet the kindness of the locals.

    Time for dinner, we choose pizzas, we haven't eaten for a long time. We observe that the largest queues are just for pubs with European and American food.

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  8. rumpel

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    DSCN4815.JPG some photos of the access road to Tehran

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  9. rumpel

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    I don't remember when but I've always dreamed of seeing such a view.

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    well, the realities are always a bit different than expectations ;)

    We drive in rush hour, traffic is like in "Rome", luckily there is a scooter lane (visible in the first photo). In the tunnel itself, the temperature is probably 50 degrees, we with trunks and panniers and the locals pass us from every possible side for 3-4 people on a scooters.

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  10. rumpel

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    When we entered Tehran, we did not have a selected hotel, we wanted to sleep as close to the center as possible. Leaving the tunnel, I see that something is wrong with the cooling of KTM again, i'm slightly annoyed at Krzych that despite my "signs" to stop and find a place to stay, but he drives on to the center. I'm catching up with him. Green blood is leaking from my "Gandalf" and not even two fans can handle it. I find the nearest hotel on my GPS and I go as fast as possible and as it turned out it was a shot at 10.
    Hotel Laleh still built by Pan Am. it used to be 5 star in quite well located next to the park and a few hundred meters from the metro station.

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  11. rumpel

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    The hotel has already passed its heyday, on the walls there are photos of notables of this world who had the opportunity to sleep in it. In our, let's call it outdoor clothes, we do not fit a bit here, but in the price of this accommodation in Croatia, it's hard to pitch a tent on a camping during the season. I go down to pay two nights in advance, the receptionist is not happy that she has to count so much.
    Together with Krzysztof, we decided to explore the nearest metro station so as not to waste any time tomorrow.
    Generally everybody uses cards for paying or they have special cards for the metro, there are also traditional tickets. I don't remember, but the basket is about 40 cents. Well described metro, fortunately I had the Mapycz app where there are metro lines with stops, it was fine.
    The metro is very clean, it is not too crowded. Despite the fact that the platforms are divided into general and only for women, a significant part of them run general carriages. I have the impression that these only for women are driven by older women, women with small children or when it is just looser there.
    We had a strange situation or I am oversensitive but I think we were being watched / followed in that subway. At one point, I noticed a guy who was following us and watching us. We stop, he stops. I turn around and he looks down. After a while, I see that he took off his jacket ..... after a few minutes, as I think he understood that I see him, the guest gave up. I don't know, undercover cop or pickpocket
    People, of course, very nice, give way his places, etc. Lots of sellers from gadgets to phones to clothes, sweets, drinks. Unfortunately, there are also homeless children sleeping in the
    subway car
    We start talking to two students, let me put it this way, one of them spoke better English than a native English speaker. The guys are studying hard because they want to flee the country. One of them (I don't know anything about it) programs something on ios and dreams of working in Aple. A very nice chat.
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  13. rumpel

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    Well, we have a whole day to explore Tehran, the Golestan Palace is in the foreground.

    https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pałac_Golestan

    Myśle, że zdjęcia wystarczą. Na jednej z fot z naczyniami ze srebra jest i akcent z Polski nr.4

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    The bazaar is quite close and unfortunately a slight disappointment. Maybe we entered wrong, maybe we didn't choose these alleys, but instead of the Orient we found Chinese products. Each avenue is different goods, we found haberdashery, shoes and underwear, and more than one sex shop would be not ashamed of this one.

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    Awesome report!

    In the palace, are the walls covered in real diamonds or just glass?
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  18. rumpel

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    unfortunately these are just mirrors ;)
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    At the end of the day, a bit tired, we drive to the Freedom Tower.

    https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wieża_Wolności_w_Teheranie

    More and more tourists gather under the tower, everyone is waiting for dusk, then they turn on the backlight and it probably looks the best. We have some time so we go to the museum in the basement and then go upstairs to look at the panorama of the city.

    The best thing is that the tower is located on a huge roundabout and of course there are no underground passages (at least we didn't find it) so getting to the other side of the street during rush hour is quite breakneck.

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