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To Shiraz

Today was our longest drive, from Kerman to Shiraz. The trip was 7 hours driving time. We went from the deserts of central Iran to the more populated and productive region of Western Iran. Along the way we passed through varied landscapes of deserts, mountain passes, and farmland. In some of the high regions we saw encampments of Qashqai, Iranian nomad groups.

We also passed by some large saltwater lakes, pink with algal blooms, from which industrial salt is harvested.

Shiraz is a pretty city of more than 2 million people, set at the foot of arid mountains. We stopped at Ali bin Hamza Shrine also known as the Mirror Mosque because shards of mirror and glass cover every inch of this beautiful Mosque.

In the evening we visited the Tomb of Hafez. Hafez was a poet who lived in the 14th century. His poems remain very popular today. His Tomb is set in a nice garden, and it is a very popular spot in the evening, as the sun is setting.

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Salt Lake
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Another day, another chador!
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Ali bin Hamza Shrine
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Ali bin Hamza Shrine
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Ali bin Hamza Shrine

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At the Tomb of Hafez
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Tomb of Hafez
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Tomb of Hafez
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Tomb of Hafez

Posted by Jimpat 07:47

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