Saturday, June 19, 2010 Daily Notes Breakfast: 14,000 rials (~$1.40) Taxi to bus terminal: 20,000 (~$2.00) Bus tickets from Tabriz to Zanjan: 90,000 (~$9.00), about a 4-hour ride Hotel in Zanjan: 450,000 (~$45.00) Dinner: 33,000 (~$3.30) Chris exchanged $300 US at a shop located in what appeared to be a gold souk.  The exchange rate was $1 = 10,034 rials. The bus from Tabriz to Zanjan doesn’t actually pull off the highway into Zanjan. Instead, it pulls over on the side of the highway where a bunch of taxi drivers are waiting to shuttle you off the highway into town. The taxi from the highway took us to another designated taxi area where it was apparent we had to cross the street and find another taxi, a city taxi, to continue. As we crossed the street somewhat confused, due to the order of things, a lady in her late 20’s…Continue Reading