Monday, October 27, 2008

26-27 October – Bam, Iran

The oasis and town of Bam was hit by a massive earthquake in 2003 and 30,000 people died. The famous citadel, Arg-e Bam, was almost completely destroyed. Today, Bam is under reconstruction. It means that everything is a chaotic mess. And ugly. But it is of course a very interesting experience to visit a town that has been hit by such tragedy, and to look at the efforts of rebuilding the Arg.

In order to post this text and pictures on Blogger, we had to spend half a day to find an internet connection that bypasses the filters of the paranoid Islamic Republic of Iran.
We love freedom.

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