From there, we took the camera and the tripod and went outside the Old Town to visit a few mosques and shrines and a nearby Complex they have, which consists on a beautiful square with four badgirs (windtowers that work as an ancient air-conditioning system) with lit fountains, a mosque and a building with two minarets. Even if this part of the city is not made of mudbrick buildings, it is really nice and worth visiting it by night. Then back to the hotel, a bit of resting in the courtyard, some spaghetti (really appreciated even if they were not the best ones ever) and to sleep.
From there, another visit to the complex square, this time by day, entering a mosque to check that, as many mosques in Iran is undergoing renovations, and from there back to the Old Town stopping by another mosque on the way. This time we had the opportunity of going to the rooftop of the mosque, as a really nice guy there opened us the door leading up to enjoy views of the entire Yazd.
We walked and walked until reaching a square with two main buildings: the Alexander Prison and the tomb of the 12 Imams. A quick visit and then to try to find some place to eat. Accidentally we entered a hotel to ask, and they offered to show us the whole place. Wow! It was a five-star hotel the same style as the Silk Road Hotel but much more luxurious. The courtyards and the rooms were simply impressive and we were even led inside a badgir to check that the aircon system invented by the Persians centuries ago works probably much better than the present days one! Then we visited the rooftop for some nice views over the town and the badgirs and out from the hotel. In case we had any doubts, it was again confirmed: Iranians are by far the nicest people in the world! They just like being with foreigners, talking to them and showing them as much as they can... and always without expecting any money in exchange. Amazing!
The birthday party with the army was the best possible ending for our stay in Yazd and it only confirmed that Yazd is definitely the best place to be in the whole Iran. It has everything you want and everything beautiful. The only pity is that we would have liked to stay there at least 2 or 3 more days, which was impossible as the Iranian visa only lasts for 30 days (although you can extend it) and we had to go back to Tehran for the visas and there were stil some places to visit in the Iranian tour.
But remember, if you ever visit Iran, make sure you don't miss Yazd and you spend at least 5 days enjoying its old town, its hotels, its food and its people. You won't regret!
For more details, check our Yazd Travel Guide!