The end of Ahvaz
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People i met here, who contributed to and improved my trip: Julia (Russia), Ashkan and Iran (Iran)
Back in Ahvaz, Ashkan and Iran came to pick us up from the bus station and then we went for a drive around the City. Julia was getting hungry (as usual), so we stopped at Haida to buy four chicken and salad sandwiches, before driving to a park by the river for a small picnic. Once we had finished our meal and wiped all the mayonnaise from our faces and clothes, we headed to a nearby market for the girls to do some shopping. Iran bought Julia a nice jewelery box set, whilst Ashkan explained about the nomadic tents that were set up as stalls. Back at home Ashkan translated some information about Izeh for me and we looked through our photos together, before calling it a night around 02.
Thursday was the weekend for Ashkan and Iran and as they didn't have to be at work, we slept in until after 09.00. Iran prepared some breakfast for us and once we had eaten we gathered our belongings and got ready to leave. Ashkan spoke to a couchsurfer in Shush and arranged for him to meet us in the afternoon and then we all went to the bus station. Before leaving Ashkan helped us buy tickets for a night bus to Kermanshah, that would depart from Ahvaz, but pick us up at Shush Junction. This wasn't an easy process, but saved us the hassle of having to travel back to Ahvaz.
It had been a very interesting four days in and around Ahvaz and we had managed to see some incredible Historical sights. Iran had prepared us countless tasty meals and Ashkan had been a fountain of knowledge on what we should visit and had made his friends show us around in all the different cities. This may be an area of Iran that gets overlooked by many tourists, which is a real shame, as there is plenty to see and with such great hosts we had really enjoyed our stay.