Das Hotel Darya hat zwar keinen Parkplatz, aber wir können das Fahrzeug fast direkt vor der Eingangshalle abstellen und es reicht so knapp ins Bild der Überwachungskameras. Daneben überzeugt das Hotel mit sauberen, grossen aber einfachen Zimmern, Etagendusche und Gratis WiFi. Preis pro Nacht: 550’000 IRR (ohne Frühstück)
Bandar Abbas do not have adapted to backpackers accommodation proliferating but the city dozens of hotels, most facing business people with a wide range of prices but higher than the values that are in other cities.
As the Hotel Darya, was full was forwarded to another, less than two minutes at the end of the street, Kowsar Hotel. After some negotiation a double room (but only for one person) with en-suite shared, wi-fi, fridge and air conditioning (which here makes even lack) stood at 500,000 rials … one extravaganza for the farewell of Iran !
The staff speaks English and is extremely helpful in providing information.
Asking here and there for a falafel was strongly advised to look for a small bank that the end of the day, at 5 pm starts the sale of snack, which judging by the number of people waiting aroused the curiosity. It is a narrow street perpendicular to Imam Khomeini Street, next to the Velayat Square, with this narrow street to emerge from a jewelers sequence and a massive building belonging to a bank.
A good surprise was the halim, somewhere between soup and a pope, that I was nominated by a group of men sitting on the street shared one of these meals. So found the restaurants that served one of the best halim and refused to get paid as much as I have insisted … with happened many times over this trip by Iran. The shop is in a perpendicular to the Imam Khomeini Street, but in the direction opposite the sea, probably at Shahid Beheshti Boulevard, but the best is to show the logo of the store, printed on the bag that carries food to some indicate the location as it is quite popular in the city center.
Travel between Bam and Bandar Abbas, more than 400 kilometers can be done at night bus, coming out of Bam in the evening and arrive the next morning to Bandar Abbas.But on the advice of Akbar, who owns the guest house in Bam the trip was made during the day to enjoy the landscape, which really paid off because the route traverse the mountains, south of Bam was one of the most interesting landscape made in Iran.
But this day trip has the disadvantage of having to be made Savari (shared-taxis), and how these only make travel between city, it should take 3 Savaris to reach Bandar Abbas, stopping at Jirot and Kahnooj. The system seems complex but it is a common practice among the local population that uses this system to travel in areas where buses are scarce, so the Savaris, terminate the service in a kind of terminal, more or less improvised, where other taxi drivers wait until the vehicle is full.
The trip was more expensive than the bus, totaling 450,000 rials, but compensated by the landscape and to avoid the hassle of a sleepless night on a bus.
Bam – Jirot: 140,000
Jirot – Kahnooj: 110,000
Kahnooj – Bandar Abbas: 200,000