SYNOPSIS:  In pursuit of the unusual, I visited the Zoroastrian Towers of Silence, one of only two circular caravanserais and the oldest mosque I have ever come across, claiming to be 1400 years old.  In pursuit of the exceptions to the rule.

I hired a taxi today and wouldn’t you know it, the taxi driver’s name was Ali.  Ali the 1st from Aleppo is still my favorite, followed by Ali the 2nd from Kerman and now Ali the 3rd from Yazd.  I thought carpet dealers were named Ali.  That name must have spread into the taxi trade.  350 kilometers and 8 hours later, I am pooped but I saw a few amazing things.… VIEW PHOTOS AND READ THE WHOLE STORY