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Iran Diary: Day Twenty (last day)-October 29, 2009

Isfahan>Abyaneh>Kashan>Tehran This was the last day of the trip. It was a 340mile, 8-hour bus trip to Tehran. We made a detour to visit Abyaneh, a tiny village in the foothills of the Zagros Mountains. The village is at least … Continue reading

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Iran Diary: Day Nineteen-October 28, 2009

Isfahan  Our destination this morning was the highlight of Isfahan, Naqsh-e Jahan Square.  During the Shah’s time it was known as the Shah’s Square.  Since the revolution its official name is the Imam’s Square. During the last 400 years this … Continue reading

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Iran Diary: Day Eighteen-October 27, 2009

Isfahan  We had arrived at our hotel late at night.  I did not see the hotel’s compound until morning so I was amazed to see the immense building complex and the beautiful garden that the building surrounded.  About 300 years … Continue reading

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Iran Diary: Day Seventeen-October 26, 2009

Shiraz > Isfahan This morning we had the chance to visit a local market in Shiraz.  I saw lots of beautiful green grapes, but where were the red grapes from which the famous wine is made?  Amir explained that the … Continue reading

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Iran Diary: Day Sixteen-October 25, 2009

Shiraz > Persepolis > Shiraz This morning I noticed that the fabric of my pillow was covered with images of the Disney character Mickey Mouse. In this trip I have seen images of American cartoon characters in many places. Perhaps … Continue reading

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