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7 weeks traveling through Iran: Isfahan

After staying in Kashan and exploring the beautiful city it was time to move on. The next day we woke up and hit the road towards Isfahan. The drive is about two and half hours which goes through some pretty amazing landscapes. We pulled over a few times to take photos along the way and saw some abandoned buildings.

We checked in at Isfahan Traditional Hotel upon our arrival on Hakim St. The staff were very friendly and gave us some recommendations for food and places to go. The rooms were cozy, and the price was affordable as well. During our two days there we went to Shahrzad Restaurant twice since the food was so good! I tried their traditional dish Biryani, and was blown away by the amazing taste full of delicious flavors. Visited Naqshe Jahan square, and spent most of our day exploring mosques, bazaars, and shops along the way.

It is easy to see why Isfahan is the number one tourist destination for people visiting Iran. It’s full of history with beautiful architectures throughout the city. The people are very friendly and speak great english compared to the other parts of the country. At night people gathered under the Khaju Bridge with their families and friends. An elderly would usually sing and other people would sing along with him. Such a great feeling being amongst Isfahani’s as they were eating, socializing, and singing together under the bridge. For a split second it would make you forget all the problems and issues surrounding the country and focus on simple things in life instead.

I absolutely loved my stay in Isfahan as it was my first time visiting this beautiful city. Two days was not enough to explore this amazing city. I shall definately be back soon to see more of what this city has to offer. Thanks to all the people who we met along the way that made this trip so memorable for me.

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