Shiraz Journals

Shiraz - city of poets and drug dealers

A September 1999 trip to Shiraz by walkman

Hafez Tomb Photo, Shiraz, Iran More Photos
Quote: Shiraz is said to be the city of poets. Two of the most famous poets lived here and have their tombs here. Hafiz and Saadi whose poems are great! Influenced by nice women and wine.

Shiraz - city of poets and drug dealers

Overview

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Hafiz tomb
Saadi tomb
Zand citadel

Quick Tips:

Best Way To Get Around:

taxis and walking
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Room for 20.000 IRR (25 USD in 1999). It was quite a smelly place, this mosaferkhune Darya, still it was the cheapest place we found in Shiraz. And the rooms have also showers with hot water!!!

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 27, 2000

Mosaferkhune Darya
Ferdowsi Street
Shiraz, Iran

Estiglal

Hotel

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Nice clean rooms for 70.000 IRR (about 8 USD). It is too much to pay in Iran. Still, the manager was so nice that he allowed us to sleep on the roof of the hotel for 15.000 IRR (less than 2 USD). We also had a shower in an empty room for free... It is a reasonable place to stay.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 27, 2000

Estiglal
Near Birudzi Street
Shiraz, Iran

Pizza Farsi

Restaurant

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You can eat, for 1 USD, great Persian Pizza (Pizza Farsi) here. It seems like pizza, it smells like pizza, but it's not pizza. And if you drink 15 Zam Zam colas with it, you'll be full till next week ;).

In this place you can meet many foreigners who are actually in Shiraz. Everyone knows it, everyone loves it. And if you miss it, it's your mistake!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 27, 2000

Pizza Farsi
Western side of Zand Citadel
Shiraz, Iran

Hafez Tomb

Attraction

Hafez Tomb Photo, Shiraz, Iran
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Hafez, one of the most famous Persian poets ever, lived and is buried in Shiraz. When compared with today's Iran his poems, if written today, would be -probably rightfully so - forgotten. It's because of pictures of nice women, huge amounts of wine and food. Still, today's Persians love and admire their poets: Hafez, Saadi, Ferdowsi and others. Anywhere you go, in any city (especially in Shiraz) you can see miniatures of these poets and buy and read their books. And it's worth those few bucks you'll pay for it. When you visit Hafez's tomb, do not forget to spend a few minutes or hours in a teahouse in it. It's lovely place full of freedom where you can smoke your waterpipe, speak with m...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 28, 2000

Hafez Tomb
North from Zand
Shiraz, Iran

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Drugs in Shiraz

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When you are moving in Iran close to the Pakistani border you can find more and more marks of activity from drug dealers and smugglers. On the roads there are police checks more and more often, it's possible to see more and more barricades on roads in the desert and sometimes people offer you some drugs on the streets. It's usual that someone will ask you something like: 'Hey Mister!!! Do you have material?' and when you ask 'What kind of material do you mean?' he will just deeply breathe fresh air into his lungs and say 'Hmmm... you know Mister!'. Although it's forbidden to carry drugs in Iran, many people say that huge percentage of Iranians are drug-addicted. Whether it is true...Read More