Houses in the Saddaf neighbourhood
After a 20 hour flight, and feeling absolutely knackered we slept off the jet lag and woke up fresh and ready to face the Kish world! A walk around showed us the gorgeous homes - not that great workmanship but good architecture. Most homes have tiled or marbled exteriors and a compound has several units of apartments/town houses - because of the constant hot weather and that it hardly ever rains, they have carpeted courtyards where they spend nights chatting, having countless cups of chai or having cigarettes.
Not too far from the house is a little row of shops selling the obligatory Iranian bread which my husband has grown to love and eats with almost anything from tuna to curry or honey. I love that the bread doesn't need to be packaged - you just put it on the dashboard of yor car or the back seat without narry a worry about hygiene.
Iranian breads galore - delicious eaten hot!
..hahaha!! No worries if the dogs been there or that the back seat of the car houses your shoes - just chuck the bread on top of it!
The vegetables are what you'd find in other Arab countries - tomatoes, cabbages, cucumbers..not too many leafy greens. The herbs are great though - just tons of parsely, mint, coriander etc! It was here that I discovered the exorbitant prices of food - chicken was 9USD and lamb 5USD per kilo.. expensive by Malaysian standards. As Iran is facing an embargo, credit cards cannot be used here - the currency is the Iranian riyals and tomans and the US dollars - strange for a country that is facing an embargo.