Tabriz - Iran rest day

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September 14th 2016
Published: September 14th 2016
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What a difference a single room makes, no snoring, no lights being turned on in the middle of the night, a dry bathroom !! Small things I know, but after 30+ nights, memorable!

Headed off for the bazaar at 9am as it was opening later due to yesterday's religious holiday. A huge expanse, bustling with people. The alleys were named for the products sold, shoes, jewellery, pots, etc. More like a flea market with mostly home products - soap, etc. To my mind not as magical as the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. After a few hours I needed to escape. Later spoke to other riders who visited, spending 5-6 hours there. Lucky for me I went independently!!

Phil and I then went in search of the Blue Mosque, which was rebuilt in 1979, after collapsing in an earthquake in 1779. Originally built in the 14century.

The streets were crowded and the traffic manic. Tomorrow we cycle out at about 7am, hopefully the roads will be less manic!


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