DUSTY ROAD TO PERSEPOLIS & SHOPPING AFTER DARK – Iran, 1976

TUESDAY 9TH NOVEMBER, 1976

After a cold shower and sweeping out of dusty bus, went into Esfahan for couple of hours.  Went to bank in Bazaar again – no cay this time!  Wandered round a bit.  Took Jan up to little workshop of printers again and took photo – think they thought we were mad.

Went and had banana milkshake in square again.  Walked down side street and bought biscuits and yoghurt.  Back to milk stall where lots had gathered and sat till bus came.

Scenery – plains with small scrub and mountains in background; rather like cowboy country.  Stopped at cay shop along wayside

– little boy demanded his photo be taken.

Lovely noise of goats bells as huge herd of black goats made their way along cliff path behind the cay shop.

Stopped for shopping after dark and were shown around by an Iranian on a bicycle.

Drove on quite late and camped by a bridge.”

2 comments on “DUSTY ROAD TO PERSEPOLIS & SHOPPING AFTER DARK – Iran, 1976

  1. Anarya Andir says:

    Wow! I didn’t know you’d been to Iran back then as well. You have some amazing experiences for sure.Thanks for sharing. I wonder how Iran was back in those days of the Shah.

  2. Thanks Anarya – it was a great place for travellers – very hospitable and so interesting. Of course it was different for Iranians living in a police state, and for minority ethnic groups such as the Baluch in the south east.

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