Oh the hospitality!
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While in Mashhad, I also made some trips out of town. Iâ€™m so worn out Iâ€™m having the day off today. The food here is good but the shakes and juices even better. My favourite, a banana shake with a soft dollop of ice-cream, half a banana, walnut pieces and ground pistachios. Best of all, everything is super CHEAP!!!
Iran, like the rest of the region is famous for its hospitality. Let me tell you more ...
While Iâ€™ve often been asked in the Middle East whether Iâ€™m Muslim, only in
And if youâ€™re wondering how I can give different answers to the Muslim question, try this!
Â· Plain â€śNoâ€ť.
Â· â€śNot now, maybe laterâ€ť. Cheeky! As if Iâ€™ve been asked to look at carpets.
Â· No religion.
Â· Christian (I think one says Nabi Isa (ie. Prophet Jesus (pbuh) to Muslims), Masihi (Messiah) or Nasrani (Nazarene)).
The only "less than hospitable" treatment I've had was from an old man (complete with walking stick). He realized that I was using him as a human shield against oncoming traffic while crossing a busy street. Obviously I wasnâ€™t discreet enough. He shouted abusively at me. By the way, traffic and earthquake are the biggest hazards in my mind with
I'm very sad to leave the city where every one of my moves seemed like a deodorant ad ... people wanting to talk to me or pay my bus fare etc!