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Centrally located, east of the Zagros Mountain range, this former capital of Iran is known for being one of the most beautiful cities in the world, with tree lined boulevards, historical bridges and Islamic architecture. There is a famous rhyme in Persian “Esfahan nesf-e Jahan”, meaning “Esfahan is half of the world”. Esfahan (Isfahan) is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iran so we were excited to spend a few days there to explore what the city has to offer. We stayed with a local couple through couchsurfing. We were greeted with warm tea and fresh fruits, but unlike our previous hosts, this was the first time we sat by a dinner table, instead of sitting on the living room carpet. In Esfahan we felt a bit more close to Europe. It felt a bit more modern. The Naqsh-e Jahan square, a UNESCO site and one of the largest city squares in the world, reminded us of a park in Vienna. It was calm, people were relaxing on the grass, and tourists were circling the square on touristy horse wagons. The scenery is however stunning, on one end you have the famous Shah mosque, the other the imperial […]

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