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Tomb of Hafez

Magnificient Persepolis, Necropolis...and no wine in Shiraz!

February 10th 2016
Finally, here it is...it's Iran time! Made it easy, I arrived in Shiraz at 3.30am, ready to apply for my visa on arrival at the airport. I read a lot about it. Don't forget, first rule, if you have been to Israel, you will not be allowed into Iran. Well, you know my blogs, I just had to make sure that if they "google" me, nothing too embarrassing would go out of it...and that they would not put me ... read more
Middle East » Iran » South » Shiraz

Iranian Flag Known as Persia until 1935, Iran became an Islamic republic in 1979 after the ruling monarchy was overthrown and the shah was forced into exile. Conservative clerical forces established a theocratic system of government with ultimate political author... ... read more
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29th February 2016

A taste of the best!
Good for you for taking the time (and energy!) for a whirlwind tour of Iran, a country all tourists have raved about. Persepolis and Necropolis were properly grand, and how lovely that people were open, even giving you a private guide when you were out alone, and you had a sense of their fine partying and spirits. I love Hafez and his tomb here is so intricate and beautiful. I've seen photos of mosques from your next stop--I can hardly wait to see yours.

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