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Zahedan

Zahedan is the capital of Sistan and Balochestan Province in Iran. this province is in the East south of Iran. this is the second largest province in Iran. the old name of Zahedan was Dozd-aab that literature meaning is “water thief”. in Pahlavi time Dozz-aab changed to Zahedan. this city is quiet and calm. there isn’t heavy traffic. the water in the city is salty. you have to buy mineral water for drinking. the religion of mere people is Sunni that is a branch of Islam. it is the capital of the Sunni people in Iran.

how can we get to Zahedan

I recommend by plane. Zahaden has an airport. I think this way is easier in another way. there are flights from Shiraz, Mashhad, Chabahar, and Tehran to there. the flight time is about one and a half hours from Tehran. you can get to Zahedan by bus from the south terminal in Tehran (15 h 45 min.1,495.9 km). by train is a good way to going there but it is a very long time about 24 hours. Every day there is a train at 12 o’clock in Tehran.

What can we do

this city is a very good place for shopping. everything is cheap because this city is near the border. Rasoli intersection is the famous place for shopping. Berasan passage is especially for buying clothes. Berasan meaning in Balochi Dialect is Brothers. Backpack and trainers are very cheaper than other things.

Shopping

Shopping

 

Sistan and Balochestan

the northern area of the province called Sistan. Zahedan, Zabol, Mirjave are the famous cities in Sistan. sistan has share border with Afghanistan. the southern area of the province called Balochestan. from Khash city until Chabahar city is Balochestan. this area has share border with Pakistan. the weather in this province is very warm and dry. winter is the good season to trip there.

Makki mosque

one of the biggest mosques in Iran is Makki. this mosque is the center of Sunni people in Iran. it has 33000-meter square substructure with four minarets. the mosque has 52 domes that biggest dome has 46 meters in length. the important point about the mosque is that All costs paid by people, not government organizations.

Makki mosque

Makki mosque

what can we eat

the people in Zahedan like spicy food. the famous food is Biryani.here like Karachi has spice.

important souvenirs are spice and date cookie. you can find the best quality of mango in Zahedan. “Achar Baluchi” is Baluchi spice .

Mango

Mango of Zahedan

date cookie

date cookie

Karachi is a land of diligent people

A year ago, I went to the south of Pakistan. It’s a big country, from south to sea and from north to spectacular mountains. about people, I just can say Karachi is a land of diligent people. Pakistan is the eastern neighbor of Iran. Karachi is capital of Sindh. Does it the crowded city? the answer is Yes. Does it the safe place? the answer is Yes but not all areas. in Karachi, defense area is safe. in another area, I don’t know. it’s better you don’t test it. as may be you know, it has dangerous. there are police and army in all place. so where that there is a police or army is safe. I don’t have an idea about another place.

Karachi beach

Karachi beach

The people

Pakistani people are the evening person. they started work at 9 or 10 Am in the morning. maybe the reason of that is whether in the day is very warm. the special property of this people is very kindly and hard-working. they like spicy food maybe because the weather is warm. the religion of people in Karachi is 95% Muslim and 5% another religion such as Hindu and Christian.this point is interesting to me that is more of the rich people doesn’t have the Hijab.  but more of poor people had the Hijab. Pakistani people speak Urdu. in Urdu “slow” is “Ahesta”, bread is “NAAN”. some words are common with Farsi. in my opinion Urdu is the mix of English, Farsi, Hindi, and native language.

What can we do

Karachi beach is an amazing place for relaxing, riding horse and a camel. you can see the fishing ship on the sea. even rent a boat and fishing on the boat. I think It’s fantastic. of course, there are a lot of things to do but I don’t have experience about that. I like swimming in the sea. Karachi weather is good for swimming. in my opinion spring and winter are the best season for traveling to Karachi. the second highest peak in the world is K2. it is in the Pakistan

camel

riding Camel in the beach

 

What can we eat 

At the first, I must say all foods in Pakistan are spicy. if somebody says “NO” you don’t believe that. Biryani is the famous food in this country. finally, I couldn’t understand this food is for which country. there is the Biryani in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and etc. I like Ghorma and Naan(Pakistani bread). It includes meat and Pakistani Spice. people drinking tea with milk.it was usual. I love Pakistani tea.

 

Ghorma

Ghorma and sweet bread

 

Pakistani Nuts

Pakistani Nuts

Pakistani Tea

Pakistani Tea

Shopping

There are several markets in Karachi. clothes are very cheap. if you want to buy cheap clothes you should go to Zeynab market. there is a Hypermarket like Dolmen mall. here have the expensive things.there are several markets in Karachi that I prefer Zeynab market. Ndure is a good brand for trainers it is made in Pakistan. the currency of Pakistan is Pakistani rupee. one us dollar in may of 2018 is 115.60 Pakistani rupee.

Traditional Market

Traditional Market in Karachi

Ndure Brand

Ndure Brand

Public transport

For short distances, you can get a Rickshaw. Rickshaw is a small motorbike that has a cabin with three wheels. for long distances, you should get a taxi.

How can we get to Karachi from Tehran

There are two ways for getting to Karachi. by air, there is a direct flight to Karachi from Tehran every Thursday by Iran airline. for the indirect flight, you can use Qatar airline and Emirates airline. by sea, you should get to Chabahar port and travel by ship. I think this way is not suitable. the border between Iran and Pakistan is not safe.

The journey to Karachi was one of the best my travels.

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