Monthly Archives: April 2014

‘Visiting Iran’ by K.J.S.Chatrath

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I enrolled for a two week conducted trip to Iran with the well known travel agency Intrepid. The Group was supposed to consist of 12 people. Unfortunately two participants from Australia had to cancel their participation at the last moment. It was an interesting mix of people from Australia, Denmark, England, New Zealand and India.

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The Tour Director was a handsome and very knowledgeable young Iranian Mostafa. All the members of the Group were extremely  well travelled, with 71 year old Neil from New Zealand having already visited 51 countries!

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During this trip we travelled by taxi, Tehran Metro (which was absolutely First rate), plane, private van and public bus.

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This is just to say a big thank you to all the Group members and to Mostafa for really being so very helpful and for taking extra care of me.

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P.S….Of course detailed picture posts on this trip would follow.

Photo, text & copyright: K.J.S.Chatrath

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‘On way to the ski slopes of Tochal, North Tehran, Iran’ by K.J.S.Chatrath

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Photo, text & copyright: K.J.S.Chatrath

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‘Gabriel Garcia Marquez, RIP’ by K.J.S.Chatrath

france spain etc oct 2013 123Having read a few of his works, what I remember most is a short story entitled something like “But I only came to make a phone call..’. A young lady walking on a somewhat unfamiliar road, remembers to make an urgent phone call.  She enters a building to make a phone call. The building houses a mental hospital. She is mistaken to be  a psychiatrist case and is confined in the hospital while she keeps on protesting all the time ‘But i only came to make a phone call…’

Last time that I was in Paris, I stayed in a modest hotel in the Sorbonne area. I noticed, and took photo of this board just two buildings away from the hotel.  Sadly they will soon update this board by including the date of his death in it.

Rest In Peace Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Photo, text & copyright: K.J.S.Chatrath

 IMPORTANT: This website does not sell any hotel rooms/air tickets/packages/insurance cover etc.  This post is intended only for sharing information and experiences with travel enthusiasts. Readers are advised to double check the information and satisfy themselves before taking any decision.

 

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