Question: Do you know of Tarranum Hotel (falake aab) near the Imam's mosque? I dont want a fancy hotel, just a clean basic place to sleep and shower - is this hotel fine?
Do you know of a bookstore selling English books (especially for religious prayers)? Does Ansariyan publication have a store in Mashhad?
What's a good place to buy gifts on the way back - I am mainly looking for dry fruits, sweets and saffron? Any specific shops in Bazar Reza? Are there any other typical/recommended gifts?
Answer: For the hotels in Mashad you can check: http://www.uppersia.com/Iran-hotels/mahalat-hotels.html.
If you want to buy gifts such as saffron or dry fruits go to Zist Khavar shopping center where lots of good shops have showcasedtheir stock.
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