Ramsar to Rasht

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A group of MG enthusiast from the Iranian car club had driven from different parts of Iran to meet with us.  We met them for breakfast and then drove down to the edge of the Caspian sea for photo opportunities. It was a good gathering and and photos of all the cars were taken and a social time was had. We Drove to Rasht with morning tea on the river bank in town.

We arrived at the hotel by 1.30 and took a small mini bus to a pretty town in the mountain called Masouleh.IMG_3771 It is a town nestled between steep cliffs, originally a trading town between two larger cities. We walked up the steep steps to explore this town and make some purchases to help the local community!  While we were doing this, 3 cars were off being serviced and when we returned to the hotel at 6 the other 4 cars went to service.

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