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Qashqai Nomad tent

Qashqai Nomad tent

After spending a day in Shiraz we took to the road and headed 150 kilometres to the south west to visit a Qashqai Nomad camp. We drove past food stalls selling a variety of food such as vegetables and fresh meat. We passed a procession that was carrying a new door for a shrine. Many people came out as the door passed through the villages.

Freshly picked vegetables

Freshly picked vegetables

Live goats for sale

Live goats for sale

Fresh meat

Fresh meat

The Shrine door on its journey

The Shrine door on its journey

We drove towards the mountains and caught the last of the winter snow on the peaks behind the fertile fields.

The last of the winter snow

The last of the winter snow

The remains of the 224 CE bridge over the River Kavar

The remains of the 224 CE bridge over the River Kavar

After crossing Fizarabad Pass the scenery became less fertile

After crossing Fizarabad Pass the scenery became less fertile

Qashi Nomads herding their animals

Qashqai Nomads herding their animals

Ardeshir Palace is 1,850 years old

Ardeshir Palace is 1,850 years old

Interior of Ardeshir Palace

Interior of Ardeshir Palace

Salt is one of the many minerals found in these mountains

Salt is one of the many minerals found in these mountains

Qashqai family tent

Qashqai family tent

Young Qashqai girl looking after the family's herd

Young Qashqai girl looking after the family’s herd

Farida with Qashqai mother and daughter

Farida with Qashqai mother and daughter

It was an interesting day as we saw different scenery and had our first encounter with the rural people of Iran as well as meeting one of the Nomadic groups.

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