Ah, the Persian side of Iran. Surrounded by mountains yet to be snow-covered – the ski season is round the corner – Shiraz shows Persia in a different light to what we’ve seen so far.
Where Tehran is busy, dirty and unattractive, Shiraz is green, traditional and filled with delights.
Once the city of gardens, poets and wine, Shiraz forfeited its fame for Shiraz wine to the French when the post-Revolution Government introduced a prohibition of alcohol to the whole of Iran. » Read the rest of this entry «