Kebab Jihad in Iran
After arriving in Tehran a few days back I discovered that Facebook, Twitter and other fun sites are thoroughly blocked, just as suspected. So I had a coffee and took the next flight to Shiraz, the lovely city in the south of Iran, on a holy quest to find the perfect kebab.
So here I am in the south of Iran, spending the days getting lost in the bazaar, visiting lots of shrines and trying to find decent coffee. Just got back from a day at the ruins of Persepolis, a magnificent pile of rocks just as cool and historically significant as e.g. Forum Romanum.
Since Xerxes sacked Athens in 480 BC (after defeating 300 Spartans earlier at Thermopylae), it was probably inevitable that Alexander the Great had to burn Persepolis to the ground in retaliation 150 years later. Traces of fire are still visible on the columns of the Apadana in Persepolis.
I really like the people, they are very friendly and eager to get their hands on mp3 music from westerners. And as always, don’t mention the war. Even though it’s about a completely different mustache guy, they don’t like him anymore than the other one.
But the ice cream has been approved but yours truly. Now it’s time to go hunting for some more kebab. See you later.
Update: After having tried the various kebab dishes in a dozen towns, I hereby send the Best Kebab title to Gods Restaurant (aptly named), located at Imam Reza Street in Mashhad!