Iran / Kavir Desert / Garmeh
A small village in the desert region of central Iran, Garmeh is a historically Zoroastrian village, with still many visible marks of Zoroastrian architecture and community culture. With a remarkably hospitable people, Garmeh has also become famous in the region for its traditional desert guest house, Ateshooni. Ateshooni in Zoroastrian means 'night time celebrations around a camp fire'. It is a 400 year old house restored by Maziar and his family using raw brick in an original style. The guest house also offers unique tours of the desert. Seeing the house and Maziar and experiecing his musical performances alone is worth the trip to the desert.
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