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The desert city Kerman After Shiraz we decided to visit the desert city, Kerman, located in East-Iran. It took us another 6 – 7 hours in a bus to get there. We were in a bit of a shock when we first entered the city, most buildings seemed either completely ruined or under construction. The reason is, the city is still recovering after a big earthquake 2003. In Kerman we were lucky to be invited to stay with a local named Mohsen. His house was situated in a creepy ally in one of the old streets close to the bazaar. At first we thought we were entering a slum, so we were surprised to find out that his house was on three floors and decorated with expensive carpets and furniture. We even got a private apartment just for ourselves! We enjoyed walking through the city, visiting different teahouses and old historical baths. During the evening it seemed like the whole city had arrived to do some shopping at the bazar. Salesmen were screaming out their products, claiming the best price and quality, selling everything from fresh vegetables and saffron to Persian carpets.  Here you mainly see locals shopping, unlike the […]

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