Author: rigomagno

The Gate Of Nations-A day trip from Shiraz

  The Gate of Nations UNESCO world heritage area includes the ancient ruins of: Persepolis– Ancient city built in the 6th century BC Pasargadae– the site of the tomb of Cyrus the Great and the Necropolis– the site of the tombs of Darius I and II , the builders of Persepolis We organised our day trip to the Gate of Nations UNESCO world heritage area through our accomodation in Shiraz. They organised a driver to meet us at the house early in the morning, about 8 o’clock and whilst Rahim the driver did not speak a lot of English,...

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3 Days in Shiraz, Iran-A Travel Tale

Shiraz is located in South central Iran has been a cultural capital of Persia for more than 2000 years; it is the gateway to the UNESCO world heritage listed  ancient ruins of the Gate of Nations area, including the 6th century BC city of Persepolis. We flew into Shiraz from Dubai with a subsidiary of Emirates Airlines, FlyDubai. It was a very pleasant  one hour flight and we were warmly greeted by a friendly Iranian gentleman, keen to tell us all about his country and home town. We had been informed that the Iranian people would be very hospitable...

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New Years Eve in the Maldives

How lucky are we? Seeing in the start of a new year filled with adventure and travels in one of the world’s most beautiful locations, the Maldives. We flew into Male, the capital, with Silk Air. There were a small number of passengers and we had 3 seats, a luxury on any flight, so we took the opportunity to stretch out and enjoy the time to catch up on some reading. Although a shortish flight from Singapore, it was quite bumpy, so it was with great delight we emerged from the clouds to see the atolls and islands of...

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