The Zurkhaneh Club will delight your eyes, your ears, and your nose will get a workout as well. The Saheb a Zaman Sports Club is just off the Amir Chaqmaq Square. You can watch the world go by in the square whilst waiting form the show to begin. The night we went it began at 6pm, but best to check it out during the day to be sure. Entry in 2011 was...more
I stayed at Silk Road Hotel in Yazd. I paid IR40 000 (Nov 2008) per nite for an underground dorm bed...more
Are you short of a swan shaped centrepiece for your dining table? Perhaps a large round platter, the better to display you dried fruits?On the North west side of Enqelab St, in the midst of the Khaan Bazaar is just what you need.Make sure you can fit it into your backpack!more
Kharanaq is an ancient mud-brick village of Kharanaq, continuously inhabited for over 4000 years, an oasis of beauty and since in the middle of the desert, actually of two deserts, and , surrounded by beautiful mountains. Parts of the village are over 1000 years old, although only a few families live there now – most of moved to the most...more
Elvis is not the real name if this your guy we met in Kharanaq... we were about to set off exploting the "castle" with a Finnish girl we met at the guesthouse, that we bumped into him. Beng an au-pair in tehran, she spoke some Farsi, and asked for information... and this very friendly guy decided he had some hours to kill, got off his bike and...more
Getting to Kharanaq is fairly simple if you come from Yazd, as the Silk Road hotel there can organize you a cheap car and driver to take you to their sister-guesthouse. I think that there are some buses, too - stopping in the new town - which is not a problem since Kharanaq is not really a big place.One of the advantages of getting there by car is...more
The people of Yazd had to come up with an architectural system of buliding houses with mud bricks, plastered with cob, dome - shaped celings, tall walls, basments and ventilations to fight against dry hot summers and dray cold winters.