I could not get over the intricate beauty of the mosques, and how literally every single food item was something I knew I would love, made with awesome spices and just full of awesome. Same thing for the food in Shanghai - savory, sweet-ish meats with dark sauces and noodles? Fuck yes.
And yeah - that wine room/cellar was ridiculous. My favorite quote:
Bourdain: "do you eat like this often? You know, as a small group in a fancy place like this"
Rich dude: "twice a night."