DAY 17 – Isfahan’s comfort food

#DAY17 #MONGOLRALLY2017
18.6 Kms on foot
#Isfahan to #Isfahan

Isfahan (or Esfahan) is considered the cultural capital of Iran. That’s way we think it deserve a better visit. We spend the day wandering around the maze of the Bazar, ending up in the old mosque, where we discover that every Islamic country has it own chador style. We also discover that you can enter many sites during the closing time (?) without paying, provided that you leave before they open, otherwise they’ll chase you to make you pay. We reward ourselves for our discoveries at the local place for Beryani, the typical dish from Isfahan.

After the many marvelous monuments of the city, and after having avoided the many carpet sellers (each having a cousin or a relative in Italy) willing “just to chat about carpets” or to invite us “just for a tea”, we decide it’s time to take off our Mongol Rallier dresses and to enjoy a tea in the sophisticated Abasi historical hotel. The tour leads us to the old bridge and the bed of the dry river. There, walking up and down the bridge, we get another invitation.

The day ends with a lovely dinner at the Grandma’s Table, where brother and sister cook Iranian comfort food. Probably the only place in Isfahan where you can find it. Apart from Iranian houses.

Number of countries crossed: 11
Days without accidents: 17
Number of times the counter has been reset: 0
Number of invitations received: 6

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