The second part of Tehran was devoted to collect the passport, visas and apply for another one, while the second visit to Kashan was to meet Ibrahim again and go to the desert with him. In between, a side trip to the holy city of Qom to admire the huge Holy Shrine.
If you have read the previous posts, you probably remember we left our passport at the Chinese embassy in Tehran and we were now travelling around the country with a copy of the passport as well as a copy of the Iranian visa. Well, so now it was time to go back to the capital and try to arrange all the paperwork.
We spent two days in Kashan, a small town south of Tehran where we could fully experience the real Iran and its people's hospitality. And really, even if people tell you Iranians are really hospitable, until you don't experience it by yourself, you don't realize until what extent.
"Do you want to be my friend? I am from Kashan and I can show you everything about it. You can type on my phone". That was what I read on a smartphone a young guy showed me in the 3-hour bus ride on the way from Tehran to Kashan.
Earlier that guy smiled to me, I smiled back and next thing was showing me this message written on his phone, as he couldn't speak any word in English. I was shocked. I typed that it would be nice but I didn't know how we were going to communicate. "I have a teacher friend. She will help me." I was not really understanding what was all about but just kept typing on the phone and all the bus trip was like that until we reached Kashan.
Born in Barcelona and raised in Olot, I've been interested in travelling since I was a child, when every Summer I crossed Spain from coast to coast with my parents. Listening to my siblings' stories about their trips all over the world also helped, as well as watching Around the World with Willy Fog on TV :)
As I grew up, and while I was still studying... read more