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Iran

To Kerman

After breakfast at the Caravanserai, we continued our journey southward through the Iranian desert.

We stopped at Anar to visit a shrine. Here, the women had to wear a chador to enter. Many of the shrines we have visited, including this one, are elaborately decorated with mirrored tile, which makes the interior dazzle.

We reached Kerman in mid-afternoon, and headed out to visit the bazaar. Kerman is the largest city in southeast Iran. The bazaar complex dates to the late 1500s. We visited a Hammam, now converted to a museum. Then we spent the balance of the afternoon wandering through the alleys of the bazaar. We are finding the Iranian people exceptionally friendly and welcoming - we are frequently stopped, asked where we are from, and welcomed to Iran.

In the evening we had a large, multi-course dinner at our hotel.

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Outside our caravanserai
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Outside our caravanserai
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Anar Shrine
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The ladies in our group in chadors
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Pat and Jayne in chadors
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Anar Shrine

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Inside Anar Shrine
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Hamman
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At the bazaar
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At the bazaar
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At the bazaar
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At the bazaar
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At the bazaar

Posted by Jimpat 10:20

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