Darband … Tehran, Iran …

_MG_9542-1After our morning at Tehran’s BIG BAZAAR … we had a bit of a rest at my cousin Mehrzad’s home and later in the early evening we headed to the Northern part of Tehran to Darband … its an area of shops/restaurants/cafes set along a narrow winding path up the side of a Mountain … its a popular place to go for dinner/bbq and generally for some exercise … you can see my post on DARBAND from my solo trip last year and read on ahead for photos from this trip …

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My Mum, Perry and I went with Mehrzad, her husband Hamid and their daughter Ghazaleh … we walked quite a way up the mountain before we started getting tired … although we couldn’t walk too fast as ever few meters Hamid kept getting stopped to have his photo taken with people … He’s a football commentator on Iranian TV so gets recognised a lot wherever he goes …

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We were walking past one of the restuarant/shops when Hamid caught sight of a football game on the TV screen in the back … as it was the last 10mins of the game we all took a seat and ordered some liver …

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While we were sat waiting for the game to finish … I did spot a group of tourists going past outside … I think the biggest surprise for me on this trip was the number of tourists groups we saw day to day …

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Soon after heading off again we stopped for some candyfloss … it was a giant sized portion but Perry managed to eat most of it …

_MG_9524-1 _MG_9526-1 _MG_9535-1 _MG_9538-1 _MG_9541-1 _MG_9542-1 _MG_9549-1 A few more from the walk up …

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This one particular restuarant had its tables/seating area (known commonly as ‘Beds’) over the running water … there were even some ducks floating around at the back …

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We headed back down the mountain and actually ended up going to a different area for dinner in the end …

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The food was yummy and the atmosphere was lovely sat outside on one of the Beds … it was just a little chilly but not too bad …

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That is it for this post … stay tuned for more updates later this week …

Till next time …

Mina X

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