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Stepping Back in Time: Exploring Kashan, Iran

After two weeks of immersing myself in the vibrant energy of Tehran, I felt a longing to explore more of the enchanting landscapes and rich history that Iran had to offer. Joined by my old friend Shervin, we embarked on a journey to Kashan, Abyaneh, and Isfahan, eager to discover the hidden gems of our homeland.

The drive from Tehran to Kashan was a seamless two-and-a-half-hour journey, offering glimpses of Iran's diverse landscapes along the way. Passing by the holy city of Qom, we were reminded of the country's deep spiritual roots, but our sights were set on the ancient city of Kashan.

As we entered Kashan, it felt as though we were stepping back in time. The city's streets were lined with centuries-old mud-brick houses, each bearing witness to the passage of time and the stories of generations past. Our accommodation at the Noghli House, a charming traditional hostel, added to the immersive experience of being transported to another era.

Our days in Kashan were filled with exploration and discovery. We marveled at the tranquil beauty of Bagh-e Fin, a historic Persian garden dating back centuries, and wandered through the labyrinthine alleys of the Tabatabaie House, marveling at its intricate architecture and ornate decorations.

At the Agha Bozorg Mosque, we were captivated by the grandeur of its domed chambers and intricate tilework, while the Sultan Bathhouse offered a glimpse into the opulent lifestyle of Kashan's elite during the Qajar era.

But perhaps the most memorable aspect of our time in Kashan was the opportunity to connect with its warm and welcoming residents. From sharing stories over steaming cups of chai to exploring hidden corners of the city with newfound friends, we were embraced by the hospitality of the Kashani people.

As we bid farewell to Kashan and continued our journey through Iran, I couldn't help but feel a sense of gratitude for the opportunity to explore this beautiful country with a dear friend by my side. Join me as I recount the rest of our adventures in Abyaneh, Isfahan, and beyond, and let these tales inspire your own journey of discovery.

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Stay tuned for more tales from my Iranian adventure, as we continue to uncover the treasures of this remarkable land.

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