Day 26 - Irans second largest city and most holiest.
We arrived in Mashhad in the evening to pick up the Turkmemistan visa the next morning. We decided to stay in a homestay near the embassy, the plan was to pick it up and head off to the border tomorrow. While we were there we met a few other travellers, one in particular called Ronan, who was cycling to Japan from England, so of course after last year i was intrigued!! He very kindly let Ed and I tag along with a friend of a friend of his, who was going to show him around the shrine in the evening.
It is hard to describe the place, the scale of wealth is vast. The shrine is a exhibition of some of Iran's greatest and most colourful buildings. It was 👌
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