Pictures Kerman, Yadz, Desert…Zeinoddin Carevanserai

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This little Bird picks your fortune Card

This little Bird picks your fortune Card

I just wanted to play with the bird

I just wanted to play with the bird

Beautiful Gardens and new  friends who want pictures

Beautiful Gardens and new friends who want pictures

Gardens

Gardens

More new friends

More new friends

Gardens

Gardens

Lots of these ATMs and banks Everywhere

Lots of these ATMs and banks Everywhere

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Lots of Construction

Fun sculptures

Fun sculptures

Another Iranian wanting a picture...

Another Iranian wanting a picture…

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Fatemeh trying to show us the correct way to pray...she admonished us that she was not completely correct since she had Makeup & Nail Polish...but this gave us an idea

Fatemeh trying to show us the correct way to pray…she admonished us that she was not completely correct since she had Makeup & Nail Polish…but this gave us an idea

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Fatimah showing us the correct way to Pray…with the admonition that she is actually not correct since she has makeup and nail polish on..If you look real hard on the floor at the very end of the rug symbol there is a prayer stone she is praying over…sort of…

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Prayer Stone

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Prayer Beads(Like Rosaries)

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Local Bazaar

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Disney and all things Western...Thank you China

Disney and all things Western…Thank you China

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Book Maker...

Book Maker…

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No this is NOT fudge…it’s a very very tart yogurt

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Spices everywhere

Spices everywhere

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Ancient Hamam Museum

Ancient Hamam Museum

Note these people are doing things that are NOT ok in Islam...Music...Drinking...

Note these people are doing things that are NOT ok in Islam…Music…Drinking…

Drinking

Drinking

Music

Music

More Drinking

More Drinking

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Fabulous Tea Room at the market

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Tea House

Tea House

Tea House

Tea House

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Fatemeh serving us some amazing Tea

Fatemeh serving us some amazing Tea

Best tea Ever!

Best tea Ever!

Tea and Music...

Tea and Music…

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Music

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Donation Boxes set up all over

Donation Boxes set up all over

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This is an Anti Smoking Ad

This is an Anti Smoking Ad

Off to the Desert through the Mountains of the South

Off to the Desert through the Mountains of the South

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Picnic in the Mountains

Picnic in the Mountains

Hiking

Hiking

Picnicking

Picnicking

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Wild Cat seen in the Mountain..Healthiest Stray in Iran

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A Businessman we ran into at the Falls

A Businessman we ran into at the Falls

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At the falls

At the falls

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Saying Goodbye to Klaus as we take off for yadz and he takes off for 3 months of biking

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My friend Klaus from Germany

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An Open letter to Young Travelers from the Ayatollah…The REAL Propaganda here is the picture with him SMILING! That is a rarity…(-:

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Fabulous Backpacker Hotel in Yadz

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Silk Road Hotel at night-common area

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Rooftop Restaurant at Silk Road Hotel

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A view of my room under the grape

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Iranian desert…about 110 degrees at Sunset

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Local Cola

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A HUGE misconception is that Iran is like Saudi and women don’t drive…Actually most women drive and they are far more aggressive at the wheel than most of the men (-:

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Drinking is Illegal in Iran…BUT the selling of Flasks and things related to drinking seems to be OK…Hmmm….

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Our lovely Van for Yadz, Kerman, the Desert & Mountain Picnic…and to Esfahan

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An Old Film Camera

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Gotta Love the Squat Toilets

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A door Knocker for women(the round)

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A door Knocker for men

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Zorastrian Symbol

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Zorastrian Fire Temple, Yadz

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The Eternal Fire at the Zorastrian Temple…been burning for 1700 years

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Zorastrian Fire temple

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Zorastrian Cemetery

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Zorastrian Tomb Stones

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The Male & Female Door Knockers

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Zorastrian Tower of Silence(where they would leave dead people and let the elements take care of it

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Top of the Zorastrian Tower of Silence…Body Pit

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Meeting new friends at Tower of Silence

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Yadz

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Yadz

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Yadz

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Yadz

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Orient Hotel Restaurant…

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In the Tower of Silence area, Yadz

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Yadz

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Old Town, Yadz

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Watching the Ancient Sport

Attending the “ancient” Sport match

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Athletes pumping large heavy wooden doors

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This little girl was all dressed up for the Sport show…check out her heels!!!

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This is the top on the Wind Tower INSIDE the building …the wind is captured and comes down through this fan …and meets up with a water pond and disperses cool air throughout the building…natural ac

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This is the small pond that when it has water the wind is drawn in to meet it to create cool air

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Driving to Rayen

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Some new friends at the Ancient Desert Citadel of Rayen

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Check out the Farsi on the Bottlee

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A Watermelon break in the Iranian Desert…110 degrees at sunset!

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Trying to be artsy by shooting thru a watermelon…OR just too lazy to sit up to shoot the picture…Chances are…the latter is more correct

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Homestay House in the Desert town of Shahdad

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Homestay bathroom…no shyness there (-:

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Home Stay Wife

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Home Stay Dad & Vahid, our lovely driver

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The Little Boy who hid from us when we came in…until i found him and we ended up playing with the Sticker book I brought as a present.

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Getting ready for Dinner

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Settling in for the night…Fatimeh and I sharing the floor..

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Exploring the Home Stay garden in the morning…Check out the pigeon tower

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Pigeon Tower…used for nesting pigeons to capture their poop and use it as fertilizer

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Date Palm

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On our way to Zeinoddin Carevanserai…through the desert

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Desert Gas Station

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Zeinoddin Carevanserai-Desert Camel Stop on the Silk Road

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Weird Restaurant we went to in the Desert…with all sorts of strange Statues…Pretty Scenery though

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Zeinoddin Carevanserai – Desert stop for Camels on the Silk Road

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View from the Carevanserai

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Roof View

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Common Area

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My Belgium Friends

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Interior Hallway where our little cubicle bedrooms , divided by a curtain, were

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My bedroom

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2 thoughts on “Pictures Kerman, Yadz, Desert…Zeinoddin Carevanserai

  1. dmaurno@bellsouth.net says:

    Fabulous pictures! Just catching up on the last couple of blogs….what a great trip! Thanks for sharing! It must be an adjustment getting back to our so called “normal”! I so admire your thirst for adventure & seeing the world thru the eyes of real people! Teddy & Jasper must be glad to have you home!

    XO, Diane

    Sent from my iPhone

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