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Iran Diary: Day Twelve-October 21, 2009

Kerman > Rayen > Kerman Kerman is an oasis town in southeastern Iran in the Dasht-e lut desert. In the region temperatures have been known to reach 62° C (144° F). Drug smuggling from Afghanistan is a serious problem in … Continue reading

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Iran Diary: Day Eleven-October 20, 2009

Mashhad > Tehran > Kerman In the morning when we went down to the hotel lobby area for breakfast, we encountered a number of wheelchair- bound men. We were told that these were wounded veterans of the Iran/Iraq war. The … Continue reading

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Iran Diary: Day Ten- October 19, 2009

 Mashhad This was the day of our pilgrimage to the most holy site in Iran. In the Ninth Century the Eighth Imam Reza was poisoned by his enemies in Mashhad.  We visited the holy shrine of the martyred spiritual leader … Continue reading

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Iran Diary: Day Eight-October 17, 2009

 Tehran  It was our last day in Tehran. We said goodbye to Traj’s badminton group early this morning at Raleh Park. It was so nice to have gotten to know them in the last several days. Our group visited the … Continue reading

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Iran Diary: Day Seven-October 16, 2009

Tehran This was our second morning to visit the park and join the badminton group. We were invited to stay for a picnic breakfast with them.  It looked delicious but we had to leave them to join our tour group … Continue reading

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