Around the World 1977 - Iran

Desert Camping

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This is one of our campsites just before we reached Isfahan.
The Persian guy is not a shepherd, but the keeper of the Qanat (the water system). He busied himself watching the water and building little dams to divert it here and there. I think he also had to climb down the very deep access bores to check out the flow of underground water. He was a Haj (had visited Mecca) as shown by his henna colored hair. He tried to get some shuteye that night by the door of one of the tents and got his head whacked by one of the women. We managed to smooth things over.

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