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Clash of… Times

Well, what can I write: Iran was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Don’t worry about the visa: you can get it at the Imam Khomeini International Airport (visa-on-arrival, for us it was 75 Euros). But check if you’re a citizen of a country that is on the list!

Use CouchSurfing! Though illegal in Iran, local people still use it. Bring a small gift to your host! PEOPLE IN IRAN ARE EXTREMELY HOSPITABLE!!!

Buy a local SIM card as fast as you can. Use the Psiphon app to bypass the censorship and use Facebook as well as CouchSurfing. Both platforms are illegal, so this is the only way you can access them.

ENJOY IRAN!

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On September 22 it was departure day. We left Yazd (thanks Ali for hosting us!) and…

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After Shiraz and Persepolis it was time for the hot Yazd. Very hot.

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We said good-bye to our host in Shiraz and headed towards Yazd. But first, we visited the ancient town of Persepolis.

Previously I wrote several times about the incredible hospitality if the Iranian people. It’s not a legend, it’s not an exaggeration: they are the most hospitable people I’ve ever met. Just take this example: in Yazd, Ali offered us his entire home even though he was not even in town. I’m on CouchSurfing since 2006 and on Hospitality Club since 2005, but didn’t ever have this experience.

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People were gazing us in the streets, they were trying to discover us. We were also extremely curious of them, so when we found somebody who spoke English, questions were flying… 🙂 The two parallel worlds were simply gazing and discovering each other.

Shiraz was gracious to us: we met somebody who offered us his entire home, plus… alcohol, music and video clips showing women in a provocative light. Highly illegal in Iran…

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It was hot. Not she. It. The weather. But not so much in the mountains, in Padena, where our host’s, Souroush’s family lives.

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Sunday, September 17: we set out on a long and adventurous (later it turned out to be) journey to the mountains. Thanks to Soroush we visit his family in the Padena region and meet the Qashqai nomad tribe. Moreover, we manage to attend a wedding…

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