Iran

Yazd, Iran – the most beautiful desert town I’ve seen

Yazd, Iran
(Last Updated On: 01/10/2018)

I must admit in the first few days Iran didn’t really blow me away. It was fine, I enjoyed all the places I’ve visited as well as the incredible hospitality that I’ve experienced but I was still kind of missing something.

I couldn’t really tell what, maybe my expectation were too high or maybe I prepared myself way too well for this trip. I knew that at the beginning Iran was just normal, it didn’t surprise me in any way. But then I went to Yazd, and it was love at (almost) first sight!

Yazd, Iran


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Arriving to Yazd, Iran

After the stressful beginning of the trip, with uncertain visa situation, uncertain accommodation in Shiraz and uncertain accommodation in Yazd, I needed some relaxing time more than ever. And I found it in Yazd.

I listened to Lonely Planet’s advice (the guide book that probably every traveler to Iran uses) and tried to book a place in the Silk Road Hotel Yazd. Sadly all the private rooms were already taken and they could only offer me a place in the dorm but this couldn’t be reserved, it’s first come first served basis.

So as soon as I arrived to Yazd (with few other travelers in my bus) I almost run to the taxi and then stormed into the hotel to see if they have a place for me. Luckily they did! The dormitory was in the dark basement, the toilet and bathroom was on the other side of the hotel (and so when I took a shower I had to walk in my pajama, manteau and a headscarf through the common area) and I was the only girl staying there in the very international company (talking about Iranian morality and standards…)

But the price was unbeatable – 6$ / 5€ / 20zł for a night, including big breakfast and wifi. Also the place was just the prettiest and I simply wanted to stay there. The hotel was located in the traditional house, in the heart of old Yazd, few steps away from the major attractions.

From the outside it looks like nothing really special, just a random structure with a small door but once you stepped inside you were transformed into a different world. An open air patio with a pond in the middle, surrounded by beds with cushions. I couldn’t ask for a better place to relax!

When I travel I never spend so much time in the hotel as I did in Yazd but lying there, with the book in my hand and looking to the stars was just too perfect to skip it! At that time I didn’t know that during my trip to Iran I will stay in an even better place than Silk Road Hotel in Yazd!

Anyway, to make everything even better there was also food served all day long in the hotel (for a really good price) as well as sold bus/train tickets to further destinations and organized tours. Basically everything a tourist might need could be solved in the hotel!

In a very challenging place like Iran it was life saving that finally I wouldn’t need to worry about everything! The downside – the hotel was occupied by tourists (obviously), even if they didn’t stay there they still came for dinner. But that’s what you get after following Lonely Planet recommendations.

Finally planning a trip to Iran is so much easier! I remember how much I’ve struggled not being able to plan anything ahead. Fortunately it has changed!

Happy Iran travels!

Zoroastrian fire temple in Yazd

I started my time in Yazd, Iran in an unusual way. Since I was slowly running out of money I had to find an exchange point and it was located fairly far away from the hotel, a solid half an hour walk at least. But that was fine, I like exploring random areas and see how the real face of the city looks like.

It was late afternoon, the bazaar I was passing by was slowly shutting, people were quickly bustling around, it was just a typical market atmosphere I knew from other Middle East countries, very similar to what I’ve experienced in Shiraz the previous days.

Luckily for me the exchange money point was directly opposite Atashkades, the Zoroastrian fire temple. It is believed that the fire burning inside has been there nonstop since the year 470. The temple was such a nice site, small yet interesting, hidden behind the wall from the busy street.

When entering the place I had no idea about Zoroastrianism so I really enjoyed learning more about the religion and seeing people getting excited about the fire. I can’t say Atashkades was the highlight of Yazd but if you happen to be around (most likely to exchange money) it’s worth to stop by!

Yazd, Iran

Yazd, Iran

Beautiful Amir Chakhmaq Complex

On my way back to the hotel and the old town I took a different route and saw a raw face of Yazd. I passed the area with collapsing, abandoned houses, surely remembering the great past of Yazd. On some of them I even spotted Faravahar – the Zoroastrian sign.

Soon I found myself in front of Amir Chakhmaq Complex, one of the most beautiful places in the city. It consists of a mosque, a caravanserai, a tekyeh, a bathhouse, a well and a confectionery. The whole structure comes from the 15th century.

Since it’s located not in the old town itself it seems like it’s mostly popular among locals who gather on the square to have picnics and celebrate the time together. It was a lovely view to see all these people just enjoying each other’s company over food, that was a view that we don’t see much of in the Western world.

The complex really is a stunning site, it is often showed on the pictures promoting Iran and it really is there for a reason!

Yazd, Iran

Yazd, Iran

One of the most beautiful mosques in Iran

The next day was spent discovering the old part of Yazd. Just few steps away from the Silk Road Hotel I had Masjid-e Jame, one of the greatest mosques you can see in Iran! It is known especially for its minarets – the highest one in the country. But the building is pretty spectacular inside as well, the mosaics are breathtaking!

When I visited the place, around noon, it was full of tour groups from Europe and few Iranian girls painting. But then I came back in the evening, around 9p.m. and I had a place just to myself! It was amazing, one of my best moments in Iran! I wandered around, focused on every single detail I could see and eventually spent good half an hour just sitting there, staring at the mosque and contemplating the silence. It was a pure magic!

Yazd, Iran

Yazd, Iran

Yazd, Iran

Yazd, Iran

Getting lost in the old part of Yazd

Lonely Planet has a walking tour around the old town in Yazd and I was willing to take it. But it took me maybe two minutes before I got lost in the maze of narrow street with arches. They were extremely picturesque and charming but still, most of them look just the same.

I accidentally came across some nice corners (like a miniature of Amir Chakhmaq Complex), found my route from the guide, then lost it again. Wandering aimlessly around was a bliss, definitely the best thing to do in Yazd!

And the funniest was – I hardly met any tourists, only few locals! I’m a huge fan of narrow lanes and Yazd lived up to my expectations, big time!

Yazd, Iran

Yazd, Iran

Yazd, Iran

Yazd, Iran

Yazd, Iran

Yazd, Iran

Yazd, Iran

Yazd, Iran

Rooftops of Yazd

In this labyrinth I somehow managed to find a hotel, recommended by LP, where it’s possible to stop by for a tea and go up to the roof to see the old town from above. And so I did!

The place looked even prettier, with copulas of mosques, minarets and wind catchers. Especially those last ones are an interesting construction, created to cool off the house from the desert heat! I stood below one and I must say it really works!

Yazd, Iran

Yazd, Iran

Yazd, Iran

Yazd, Iran

Yazd, Iran

Yazd – the best place in Iran

I was getting lost and found myself in the old town for few hours and even if I really enjoyed it I knew that the relaxing courtyard at the hotel is calling my name! So the rest of the day (with a break for the evening walk to the mosque) and the next morning, before catching my noon bus to the next destination Isfahan, was spent there. And I had the best time!

Even if Yazd was the most touristy place I’ve visited in the country (especially among foreigners), it also turned out to be my highlight of Iran, the best place I’ve visited there! It could be the charming old town, the easy going vibe or just me finally finding serenity but the combination of all of these factors was just perfect for me.

So if you plan your trip to Iran don’t miss the place and visit Yazd, it’s amazing!

Yazd, Iran


PLAN YOUR TRIP TO IRAN

With over 15 years of independent travelling I’ve learnt which websites and services are the best when planning a trip. I always use and trust following websites:

Flights – I search for the best deals on either Momondo or SkyScanner. Both search numerous sites to find the best offers. I also really like the “everywhere” option when searching for the flights as it often gives me the inspiration, if not for this trip then for the next time.

Accommodation – Finally it’s possible to book accommodation in Iran online (that’s what I’ve strugled with the most during my trip). You can do that at 1stQuest website. Click here to see the hotels and book the place for yourself!

Insurance – I never travel without the insurance as you never know what might happen on the road (I’ve learnt my lesson). In Iran you need to get the insurance from the local agency and you have to have one for the visa anyway. Fortunately you can do it online! Click here to check the options and book your insurance for the trip to Iran!

Guide books – I do like reading a guide book before and during the trip. Depending on the destination I usually buy either Lonely Planet or Bradt. You can get your guidebooks for Iran here: Bradt / Lonely Planet

Day tours in Iran – I do go for a day trips when I travel as often they are the most convenient way to see the place that save you time and money. Click here to see and book the best day tours in Iran


If you think of visiting Iran or just want to read more about the country take a look what else I wrote about it:

If you’re looking for articles about any place in particular this map with posts might be useful for you. Or just take a look at the “destinations” page.


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88 Comments

  • Reply
    Jan Mikołajczak
    17/09/2015 at 18:55

    Aaaaaa zazdraszczam Kami, kolejny kierunek jaki obieram w planach to właśnie Iran.

    • Reply
      Kami and the rest of the world
      22/09/2015 at 07:24

      doskonały wybór, na pewno bedzie Ci się tam podobało!

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    Ron Robbins
    17/09/2015 at 21:47

    Wow Yazd is absolutely stunning! Is the city really that empty though? I’ve always pictured Iran being quite the populated area. What kind of teas do they serve?

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      kami
      22/09/2015 at 14:45

      The old part was pretty empty (besides the main touristic routes) and also I was there in the middle of the day, could be a reason! Also Yazd isn’t such a big cities, others that I visited were so much worse!! As for the tea: it’s black, strong and the best one I’ve ever had!

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    Jenna
    17/09/2015 at 21:59

    Wow! Yazd looks fantastic–I love the architecture and the style of all the buildings. Iran is such an intriguing destination. I would love to visit! That’s crazy the flame at the Zoroastrian fire temple is said to have been burning that long! Looks like you found a lot of great spots!

    • Reply
      kami
      22/09/2015 at 14:49

      Yazd was pretty incredible indeed! and I was really impressed with the fire too! I really hope you will get a chance to visit Iran one day!

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    Jarek Szczygielski
    18/09/2015 at 05:43

    Ładnie tam i chyba spokojnie? :)

    • Reply
      Kami and the rest of the world
      22/09/2015 at 07:44

      bardzo!

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    antonette - we12travel
    18/09/2015 at 06:55

    Yazd does look awesome and very colorful. I totally see how you love this so much with your point of interest and passions. To be honest I’ve never really considered Iran as a travel destination but since reading your blogs and that of Karlijn (a Dutch blogger who’s on an 8 month RTW trip) it definitely has tickled my attention.

    • Reply
      kami
      22/09/2015 at 14:50

      I think you’d enjoy it there! They have some interesting nature places too and pretty impressive mountains as well! And it’s really not that hard to go there! Maaike said her visa to Iran done in the embassy in Amsterdam was one of the easiest ever!

  • Reply
    Darek Sekula
    18/09/2015 at 06:17

    o majn gott, faktycznie wygląda imponująco :) !

    • Reply
      Kami and the rest of the world
      22/09/2015 at 07:43

      prawda :D ?

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    Darek Jedzok
    18/09/2015 at 06:19

    Coraz bardziej mnie korci – było już tam kilku znajomych i wszyscy niezmiennie zachwyceni…

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      Kami and the rest of the world
      22/09/2015 at 07:42

      potwierdzam :) nie powaliło aż tak, ale na pewno arcyciekawy kraj!

  • Reply
    Katarzyna Bobola
    18/09/2015 at 07:05

    Potrafisz zmusić człowieka do rozpoczęcia poszukiwań biletów! ;)

    • Reply
      Kami and the rest of the world
      22/09/2015 at 07:48

      polecam sie ;)

  • Reply
    Michał Qmoh
    18/09/2015 at 07:21

    Miodzio! A byłaś w Muzeum Wody? Strasznie mnie ciekawi ten temat, a podobno w Jazd takowe jest i to całkiem niezłe.

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      Kami and the rest of the world
      22/09/2015 at 07:44

      niestety, jak byłam w pobliżu to już było zamknięte, a potem wygrało tak bardzo potrzebne nicnierobienie

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    Olka Zagórska-Chabros
    18/09/2015 at 07:37

    Niesamowita wprost architektura!!

    • Reply
      Kami and the rest of the world
      22/09/2015 at 07:43

      zdecydowanie!

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    Qmoh w podróży
    18/09/2015 at 09:22

    Kiedy oglądam te mozaiki w Iranie czy innych krajach zachodniej Azji, albo w sztuce późnoantycznej, a potem widzę bardzo podobne wzory w artefaktach skandynawskich z epoki wikingów, to zawsze mnie to zastanawia. :)

    • Reply
      kami
      22/09/2015 at 14:52

      o, ciekawe! o tym zupełnie nie wiedziałam!! Jednak człowiek się uczy całe życie! Dzięki :)

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    Natalia Watras
    18/09/2015 at 08:54

    W Iranie podoba mi się chyba względna różnorodność miast, bo nie jestem w stanie się zdecydować, czy wolę miasta typu Yazd i Kashan, czy Isfahan i Shiraz. Niezbyt fascynuje mnie tylko północne wybrzeże kraju, a to jest kompletnie inne od reszty.

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      Kami and the rest of the world
      22/09/2015 at 07:43

      na północy nie byłam, więc się nie wypowiem. a z miast chyba jednak wolałam te mniejsze, Yazd in Kashan. Isfahan i Shiraz też były przyjemne, ale jednak lepiej się czułam w mniejszych

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    Dominika Krzysiek
    18/09/2015 at 10:28

    Czad! Ta architektura. . ♡♡♡

    • Reply
      Kami and the rest of the world
      22/09/2015 at 07:44

      mega była!

  • Reply
    Marcin Wesołowski
    18/09/2015 at 15:04

    Wiedziałem, że Ci się spodoba! :)

    • Reply
      Kami and the rest of the world
      22/09/2015 at 07:43

      ha! zdziwiłabym się gdyby było inaczej ;)

  • Reply
    Chris Boothman
    18/09/2015 at 19:22

    Iran is such an intriguing country for many reasons, of course not all of them are good given the media stereotypes we all hear about! But I love that you have focused on the positive aspects of a city like Yazd! I’m with Ron though that I am incredibly surprised by how quiet it is. Do they have siestas or something in Iran or is this purely a spot that is off the beaten path? Really great pictures as well of the cool architecture which I am always impressed by!

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      kami
      22/09/2015 at 15:00

      Actually during my visit I haven’t experienced a single thing that media tell us about Iran. Politics is one thing and the country and its people another. Politics doesn’t really affect tourists if they don’t ask for it! The part of Yazd that attracts tourist is kind off the main city area hence it was pretty empty + I was there in the middle of the day + I was walking backstreets :)

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    Łukasz Kasperek
    18/09/2015 at 20:28

    Wygląda to naprawdę niesamowicie! Może w 2016 w końcu uda się odwiedzić Iran, a Yazd na pewno znajdzie się w planie podróży… ;-)

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      Kami and the rest of the world
      22/09/2015 at 07:42

      oby, będę trzymała kciuki! a wtedy do Yazd obowiązkowo!

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    Łukasz | Gdziesakasperki.pl
    18/09/2015 at 21:30

    It looks absolutely amazing! We’ve been thinking of going to Iran for few years now, but keep pushing it away, as new ideas and flight offers come in. Hopefully in 2016 we’ll manage to fit Iran in the plans!

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      kami
      22/09/2015 at 15:01

      haha, I understand it so well, most of my travel choices are based on flight offers! But Iran is really great! You definitely should visit it when you have a chance!

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    Łukasz Kocewiak
    19/09/2015 at 08:55

    Bardzo fajne miejsce. Ten basen na środku pustyni trochę ujmuje suchości tego miejsca? (-:,

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      Kami and the rest of the world
      22/09/2015 at 07:47

      jak ja byłam nie było najgorzej, ale może pora roku (sam początek maja) była jeszcze nie najgorsza

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    sue
    19/09/2015 at 10:07

    Such a fascinating article. I have never really considered visiting this part of the world but your piece certainly makes it sound so interesting. Your photos do make it look earily empty, is it normally like that?

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      kami
      22/09/2015 at 15:02

      It was pretty empty but also I walked a lot of backstreets. and thanks you!

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    Hanging around in Asia
    19/09/2015 at 14:03

    Thanks a lot for the useful tips on visa situation which you mentioned in the linked post as Iran is on my “must go” list! And actually I’m quite astonished looking at your pics ‘cos I’ve always associated the Iranian architecture with the brilliance of colors; more bluish than brownish…

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      kami
      22/09/2015 at 15:19

      It’s not that full of colours actually! Places like mosques or palaces surely are but the rest can be grey! And Yazd is a desert city hence it looks so dull. But amazing anyway! I really hope you will be able to go there soon, it takes some hassle but definitely it’s worth it!

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    Meg Jerrard
    19/09/2015 at 14:26

    Getting lost is half the fun of traveling, so I’m glad you embraced the narrow maze of lanes and just explored – best way to discover the sights of a new city! Masjid-e Jame looks STUNNING – there truly are some gems here. I’ll have to add it to my bucket list big time, Yazd really is the prettiest desert town from the photos I’ve seen!

    Thanks for the inspiration Kami :)

    • Reply
      kami
      22/09/2015 at 15:24

      Anytime! :) I love getting lost everywhere I travel, it makes you finding some true gems, and Yazd was perfect for that. I hope you will visit Iran one day, it’s amazing!

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    Lesley
    19/09/2015 at 14:33

    I love the beautiful blues. It reminds me of Israel.

    I planned to visit Iran this year but I couldn’t fit it in my schedule because of visas. It’s already on my 2016 list. I’ve read so much about the country; I can’t wait to experience it for myself.

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      kami
      23/09/2015 at 04:28

      really? that’s interesting as I’d never thought of Israel when looking at them!
      You definitely should go there! I’m sure you will love it a lot, such an unique destination it is!

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    Nick
    19/09/2015 at 15:16

    Yazd looks dreamy for sure – Iran is one of those places I’d love to go, but am unsure if I’d like to go the way I’d have to as an American citizen (on a guided, totally planned tour – not usually my cup of tea).

    Your photos are so inspiring, though! And I can’t wait to hear about your time in Riga. :)

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      kami
      23/09/2015 at 04:30

      Thanks Nick! Riga was pretty awesome, I loved it! Will write more about it soon!

      Well, being on a tour in Iran spoils most of the fun but I still think it’s worth going! And you can choose a smaller and funnier tour, like these that Yomadic does! I heard nothing but good things about travelling with Nate!

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    RaW | Ramble and Wander
    19/09/2015 at 17:44

    I first fell for Iran when I got to Esfahan and explored its many bridges. I loved Shiraz too but I haven’t been to Yazd (yet). It looks like a place I’d love too though. Getting lost whilst exploring a city is what I love most :)

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      kami
      23/09/2015 at 04:49

      I must say I was slightly disappointed with Esfahan and Shiraz but Yazd was amazing! You definitely should go there next time!!

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    Michelle
    19/09/2015 at 18:57

    Great post! I live in the Middle East and don’t really consider travelling in the areas around us, but this article has me thinking there is more to see in surrounding areas than my local area appears to offer!

    • Reply
      kami
      23/09/2015 at 04:49

      Exactly! Middle East is fascinating and I really hope to explore more of it soon! Where exactly do you live?

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    Natalia I Zapiski ze świata
    19/09/2015 at 22:28

    Kami, you really make me feel like going there! Yazd looks so calm and cozy, and your night shoots… Like from “Arabian Nights”!

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      kami
      23/09/2015 at 04:50

      thanks! and that was my aim! ;) who knows, maybe you will go there one day! :)

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    Chanel | Cultural Xplorer
    20/09/2015 at 04:20

    Wow, what a beautiful town! I have never really considered visiting Iran, but after reading this post, you have definitely sparked my interest! :D

    • Reply
      kami
      23/09/2015 at 04:55

      I’m glad to hear that! Iran is nothing that we think of it and definitely worth a visit!

  • Reply
    Zygmunt Kuba
    20/09/2015 at 10:07

    shejtowałbym :P ale muszę przyznać, że naprawdę piękne zdjęcia robisz :) teraz nie wiem czyja relacja była lepsza, Twoja czy Marcin Wesołowskiego ;)

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      Kami and the rest of the world
      22/09/2015 at 07:49

      hejtuj, uwielbiam moich hejterów :D dzięki ;) a naszych relacji chyba się nie da porównać, ale miło że mnie w jednym rzędzie z Marcinem stawiasz :)

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      Marcin Wesołowski
      22/09/2015 at 08:20

      Kamila, miło, że stoimy w jednym rzędzie :)

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    Ela Wojtala
    20/09/2015 at 11:30

    Bardzo intrygujące miejsce, marzy mi się tamten kierunek :D

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      Kami and the rest of the world
      22/09/2015 at 07:48

      trzymam kciuki, żeby się szybko udało pojechać

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    Monika Pawłowska-Radzimierska
    20/09/2015 at 13:17

    Jeden z moich najulubieńszych krajów !!! Tam wrócę na pewno – dla widoków, miejsc, a przede wszystkim ludzi :)

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      Kami and the rest of the world
      22/09/2015 at 07:48

      ja będę w kontrze do większości, ale mnie nie powalił Iran. był przyjemny, ludzie mili, miasta piękne, ale zabrakło tego mega wow, jaki mam np. w Armenii

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      Monika Pawłowska-Radzimierska
      22/09/2015 at 13:06

      A byłaś na pustyni np. w Garmeh i okolicach, dalej aż do Tabas czy w Msuleh i Kurdystanie ? Nas właśnie te rejony najbardziej urzekły, wcale nie słynne miasta. Tak bardzo nas urzekły, że na pewno jeszcze tam wrócimy – dla widoków i ludzi :)

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    sekulada.com
    20/09/2015 at 15:57

    There’s nothing much to say than the place looks like from a fairytale. Everything seems to be so perfect. This is really cool!

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      kami
      24/09/2015 at 17:51

      You’re right, it kind of was like from a fairytale!

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    katja - globetotting
    20/09/2015 at 16:30

    Masjid-e Jame mosque looks absolutely beautiful – those blue tiles are even more dramatic considering the desert setting. Yazd sounds fascinating, I would absolutely love to visit!

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      kami
      24/09/2015 at 20:07

      You’re right! The contast between the mosque and the rest of architecture was huge! That’s also what made Yazd so special! i truly hope you will have a chance to visit one day!

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    Ben Jazzy
    20/09/2015 at 21:27

    Oh wow it looks beautiful. I would love to visit Iran one day and see for myself how true all the media bullshit is.

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      Kami and the rest of the world
      22/09/2015 at 07:40

      I can already tell you: you just need to separate politics from the real Iran and Iranian ;) it’s a wonderful destination!

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    Lauren
    21/09/2015 at 01:14

    I would love to wander around and get lost down the streets. I find those turquoise tiles absolutely captivating! Your pictures are gorgeous. Thank you for highlighting a place that I really don’t know that much about!

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      kami
      24/09/2015 at 20:08

      Thank you Lauren! Getting lost there was the best part of visiting Yazd!

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    Elaine J. Masters
    21/09/2015 at 05:01

    Everything I hear about visiting Iran is such a contrast to the war-mongering in the U.S. media. I’d love to wander there regardless.

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      Kami and the rest of the world
      22/09/2015 at 07:41

      you shouldn’t listen to what media says! it’s a perfectly safe country, and so worth a visit!

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    Farzaneh
    21/09/2015 at 09:22

    Again proud of u and yor tripto yazd what u have experienced in the hotel is exactly how I spent my childhood in my grandparents house .

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      kami
      24/09/2015 at 20:11

      Thank you! That sounds like a wonderful childhood, I bet you have amazing memories from that time!

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    Mallory
    21/09/2015 at 14:44

    It looks so grand and gorgeous! Sometimes the best things show up when you are least expecting it. I totally get not loving a place and hoping for more and then it delievers.

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      kami
      24/09/2015 at 20:13

      Exactly! Probably that’s why I enjoyed Yazd so much!

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    Kamil
    22/09/2015 at 10:41

    Well, after all that mumbo jumbo in the Iranian Embassy in Warsaw you have really deserved this moment of relative relaxation in Yazd, which by the way looks kind of awesome! :-)

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      kami
      24/09/2015 at 20:13

      Ha, you are so right! After all the troubles with getting to Iran Yazd turned out to be the perfect place for me!

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    Joe Ankenbauer
    23/09/2015 at 00:44

    Such a beautiful town! I love little gems like these! Thanks for the write up!

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      kami
      24/09/2015 at 20:14

      Thank you! I love them too!

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    Mina
    28/09/2015 at 13:48

    Dear Kami, I loved the way you share your travel experiences, it was amazing. also pictures are great .
    Yazd is one of the oldest cities of Iran that has preserved its ancient structure. Also Yazd is home to people from different religions (Jewish, Islamic, Zoroastrian,…)

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      kami
      28/09/2015 at 15:17

      Thank you Mina! I really enjoyed Yazd, for all the reasons you’ve mentioned!

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    Jakuboss
    25/03/2016 at 22:58

    Cudowne miejsce

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      kami
      13/04/2016 at 12:02

      zdecydowanie tak!

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    Carlo Sarion
    23/12/2016 at 16:35

    I am currently in my hotel in Esfahan, and I literally have the same feeling. Except for awesome Tochal in Tehran, I feel underwhelmed by Tehran and Esfahan. Probably I had high expectations, or the best is yet to come (I am on my 4th day).

    But the people’s hospitality, kindness and friendliness are superb. I may forget about the place, but the people I won’t.

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      kami
      25/12/2016 at 22:29

      That’s true, people in Iran are the best! I think everyone around saying only amazing things about Iran put our expectations too high and then in reality it’s still good but we feel disappointed in a way. But once you return and some time pass by you will remember only good things about Iran!

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    Parisa
    26/09/2017 at 15:06

    I am an Iranian woman and whole my life I lived in Yazd.
    I always read articles about cities I am going to visit. This time I wonder what tourists would write about my own city!
    I really enjoyed reading your article.
    I am glad you enjoyed visiting Yazd.
    Reading the comments, I realized most people questioned about emptiness of alleys and lanes. As you explained, you visited old town in midday, and it is very hot in midday especially in summer.
    I have to add this point that many resident people visit old town at night so the temperature is not so high. Walking around and resting in rooftop cafes are one of the best things to do for youths like me. The old town has a different atmosphere that cannot be found in any places of Iran. It is even special to residents.
    At the end, I am proud to say that Yazd has been inscribed as UNESCO heritage site in 2017.
    I hope to

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      kami
      05/10/2017 at 09:50

      I’m really glad you enjoyed the article. I loved Yazd, it was one of my favorite places in Iran. And you’re right, in the evening the old town looked and felt totally different! I hope the city will get the UNESCO title too, it definitely deserves it!

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