Rasht

A rest area on the road from Tehran to Rasht

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I stayed in Pardis Hotel in Rasht for 3 days and visited my friend Mr. Khaneghahi. I had visited Rasht, the birthplace of my parents, several times since 2003. Rasht is very green, rainy and has great vegetarian foods. I enjoyed visiting the newly re-shaped section of the Shahrdari Square which is the commercial hub of the city. In this section, no cars are allowed and you can see in pictures how pedestrians are enjoying this area. I also visited Bandar-e-Anzali (Port of Anzali) on the Caspian Sea. Here I took pictures of the Polish wartime cemetery.  As with the other Polish war cemeteries in Iran, this site is cared for by the local Armenian community. Click HERE for video clips.