Wednesday, 21 September 2016

The first full day in Iran


Our program had us stopping in Tabriz, a big city about 50 km down the road.  We look at stopping at a very very flash hotel on the edge of town. To make up got the previous night. Uniformed doorman and all of that.  Sorry, no room at the inn! Pity 

 

So we push on down to the town of Zanjan. Lovely dual carriage road all the way. What a contrast from Armenia 

 


Stunning scenery with ochre coloured hills just like the Atacama desert in Chile 



 


And thus we get to Zanjan having sort of mastered the art of navigating and finding a hotel without a GPS. Again an obliging local jumps on his motorbike and leads us to a hotel. You only have to stop anywhere on the side of the road in an town in Iran and someone will try to help you. And most people speak reasonable English !  Certainly my Farsi and Arabic is somewhat non existent. And the hotel was an improvement on the previous night although still fairly basic. 

It is interesting getting through traffic like this 


 

Our next day - into Iranian Kurdistan 

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