Iran
Tabriz

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7 travelers at this place:

  • Day21

    Tabriz

    October 10, 2016 in Iran

    Sinds gisteren in Tabriz. Kandovan bezocht, een dorpje waar de mensen tot op de dag van vandaag in grotten wonen. Daarna Tabriz verkend en voor de zoveelste keer kebab gegeten. Het eten is hier niet bepaald gevarieerd. Wat vlees op een stok en ze zijn hier tevreden ;). Laura viel nogal uit de toon tussen al dat zwart. De mensen maken zich klaar voor Ashura, een jaarlijks rouwfeest waarbij de moord op de derde imam, Hussein, herdacht wordt.Read more

  • Day180

    Lazy day in Tabriz :-)

    April 6 in Iran

    We did not anticipate much action on this Friday in Tabriz but were positively surprised that the UNESCO World Heritage Bazaar was up and running. After roaming through it, we made our way to the newer and supposedly hipper suburbs where we went for lunch, coffee, and dinner - what a feast! :-) Even though the restaurant called Barcode (lunch, dinner) was a more chic restaurant, the waiters barely spoke English and Google Translate could have done a better job as well (see picture :-)). But we got nice food and that’s the main point.

    It was more difficult to get back into the city center than anticipated: the subway was already closed when we got there at 19:57... but we asked a helpful young man at the station who directed us to the bus station where we hopped on a random one but got lucky and were dropped off next to our hotel’s street.

    After driving in a car for parts of every day in the last 4 days, it was nice just to chill and read our books.

    Tomorrow we will likely have a longer journey ahead as we will hire a driver to go around the north and along the Aras river valley to the East.
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  • Day45

    Tabriz

    October 17, 2016 in Iran

    Als wir durch den chaotischen Verkehr dieser Stadt fahren, bauen wir tatsächlich einfach unser Zelt in einem städtischen Park auf...und haben ein gutes Gefühl dabei. Diesbzgl. scheint sich unsere Komfortzone schon erweitert zu haben, noch vor ein paar Woche hätte ich mir das nicht vorstellen können. Danach besichtigen wir den Bazar und wollen zur blauen Moschee...dann beginnt der Zauber des Irans und die unvergleichliche Gastfreundschaft. Wir schauen etwas unwissend auf den Stadtplan, sofort werden wir angesprochen, ob man uns helfen kann. Ein junger Mann, Behzad, bietet uns in perfektem Englisch an, uns hinzuführen. Toller Service! Als die Moschee leider schon zu hat, werden wir zu ihm und seiner Frau nach Hause zum Essen eingeladen. Ein Abend mit tollen Gesprächen... Weil es doch recht kalt ist, will er uns nicht im Zelt schlafen lassen und besteht darauf bei ihm zu übernachten und uns wie zu Hause zu fühlen. Unglaublich, so was passiert wirklich...Read more

  • Day1

    Entering the Garden of Eden

    July 6, 2017 in Iran

    One thing that always strikes me with travel (especially from Australia) is how it really just a series of 'waits'. Waiting to go through security, waiting to board, waiting to take off, waiting to land, waiting to disembark, waiting for security checks, waiting to be assigned a gate, waiting to board... and repeat for each flight. As it was 3 flights to get here, I have definitely mastered the art of waiting over the past 30 hours of travel.

    I flew through Doha to get to Tehran. Doha's airport may be covered in a perpetual layer of grey dust dulling its shine but it proudly claims to be state of the art technologically and environmentally... in stark contrast to Imam Khomeini which feels like an unloved 80s ghost. There were so few people at the airport that my wait for the visa on arrival was only slowed down by the pace of the officials who liked to wander around a lot with only occasional interruptions of any activity. From my flight there was a grand total of 4 of us getting visas which turned out to be far simpler and less rigorous than I'd been lead to believe. After securing my entry, I sat in the empty, echoing airport to wait for Tom's flight which was 2 hours after mine with just as few people getting visas, which severely cuts down on the wait time with no queue for passport checks or customs.

    We took a taxi into Tehran as we had a few hours to kill before our next flight. What with bags, Tom's self inflicted tiredness from too much Romanian fun and my woebegone exhaustion from jet lag and sleep deprivation, we were reasonably hampered so all we did was head to the Teahouse in the central City Park (Park-e Shah). It was a good introduction to Iranian life... like the airport, the pace was relaxed, we experienced the famed Iranian hospitality for the first time when a woman sitting with her Shisha and tea insisted on me having a cup and refilling it, and we were chased by the waiter for absconding on the bill because of our currency confusion.

    The currency would (and, I'm sure, will) befuddle me at my sharpest, which given the aforementioned sleep deprivation and jet lag, this was not. Not only is it all in such high numbers it becomes meaningless (ie 1 AUD is roughly 25,000 rial), there are two different currencies in active use, both use the same coins and notes but are quoted differently when asking the price. There is an official currency - rials - and there's an unofficial currency - tomens. So if you go to pay, you're quoted the price at, say, 21 which you then confirm means 21 thousand, and everyone agrees. Only when you hand over 25,000 expecting change, the guy looks at you as though you're trying to take the piss... only to remember he quoted in tokens, you're paying in rials so you need to give him 250,000.

    We both keep mucking it up, causing consternation and suspicion. The only upside to all of this is that for the next week on a humble budget we are both billionaires!

    Really this is just a long winded way of saying that Tom and I successfully found each other in Tehran and we've got where we need to be. Today we'll start to explore the area...
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Tabriz, Täbris, Tabris, تبريز, Təbriz, تبریز, Горад Тэбрыз, Тебриз, ཊ་བི་རི་ཛ།, تەورێز, Tabríz, Ταμπρίζ, Tabrizo, Täbriz, תבריז, तबरेज़, Թավրիզ, TBZ, タブリーズ, თავრიზი, 타브리즈, Tewrêz, Tebrizas, Tebrīza, ടാബ്രിസ്, ਤਬਰੀਜ਼, Табриз, Табрез, ตาบริซ, Töwriz, Tebriz, Тәбриз, טאבריז, 大不里士

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