Yazd dates back to the ancient Median Empire and it's over 3000 years old, making it one of the oldest cities on the planet.
A massive network of underground water channels makes life possible in this torrid deserted area of central Iran. Yazd is also the centre of Zoroastrian pilgrimage and home to the Temple of Fire where wood has been burning since 470 AD!
The old town is a labyrinth of adobe built houses, narrow alleys and wind-catchers. The fantastic brown-coloured skyline can be admired from one of many rooftops in the company of a cigarette and a hot cup of black tea. I can't really tell how many times I got lost today, but whenever it happened, there was always a friendly Iranian to help me out.