Trip Start Apr 01, 2008
153Trip End Jul 15, 2012
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The biggest problem I faced during our month in Iran was finding food. Travelling as a vegetarian is rarely easy and often uninspiring and it is fair to say our timing could have been better, with our visit coinciding with Ramadan, when most restaurants and shops remain closed until the evening. That said, beyond the Iranian staple of rice, kebab and bread, we found Iranian food to be really poor and very limited.
The concept of vegetarianism doesn't exist in Iran. It just doesn't make sense to them. On several occasions when I asked for something without meat, I was offered either chicken or something with sausage involved
Talking of food, I sat in my dinner last night! We managed to get hold of some 9% beer and a bottle of vodka, which the four of us drank before wobbling across the road to a local restaurant. I can't remember much, but apparently my meal consisted of some yellow puke-like stuff on rice. Everyone tried some and said it was possibly worst thing they have ever tasted. Anyway, whilst trying to put my shoes on at the end of the meal, I rocked backwards and sat in it! All very funny and no less than it deserved by the sounds of it.