Lots of driving in the desert today. One excellent stop at Kharanaq, an ancient Zoroastrian village. Lovely spot undergoing restoration. We've had the same driver for two days; the van is clean and he stocks up the cooler with water. The air conditioner works and he uses it! Esfahan is cooler by a few degrees than blazing hot Yadz. Our hotel is very comfortable; three nights in one spot will be appreciated.
Nadia has been giving us lectures on Iranian culture as we travel.