Category Archives: Iran

Dash to the border

In the morning Mr Akbir arranged police escort as he was responsible to do. This seemed to be an overreaction due to the kidnapping of some tourists a few years ago by drug smugglers. None of us were concerned except … Continue reading

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Bam

The road the guys followed out to Bam was not on my satnav so I dropped back to see what was going to happen. They asked a taxi driver for directions at one point, but the road was fine, and … Continue reading

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Proper Desert Camping

We heard from a Dutch girl in the Silk Road Hotel in Yazd that it was possible to wild camp in the Desert near Kerman in an area called the Kaluts. What I had read online and in the guidebook … Continue reading

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Krazy Kerman

Kerman was the next stop on what is now a traditional overland route to India along the silk road. It was also our first time in convoy with Els, Merijn and Thierrie which would have been interesting viewing for a … Continue reading

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Yazd

On the road to Yazd we passed a police checkpoint. Helen later told me the police had signalled me to stop though I had not seen them so she went through too. We hoped we would not hear about it … Continue reading

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Naein nein!

Having taken a while to pack the bikes and taken a video of Helen in the Esfahan traffic we were only getting out at about 11. A nice little man outside the hotel in Esfahan wanted us to take his … Continue reading

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Easy Esfahan

It was cold and raining on way to Esfahan. We stopped at an unfinished petrol station after 60 miles to eat bananas we were given by a man and his son through a moving car window. The watchman/workman made us … Continue reading

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Update

Currently in Esfahan in Iran. Have been typing up blog posts on the phone but currently no wifi to post them with so you might have to wait a bit for the backlog. Everything going ok, people are fantastic in … Continue reading

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Saveh

It was uncharacteristically cold and raining on the way. We randomly stopped at an oto-lastic* guy simply looking for a toilet for Helen to put her fleece on (lest the locals be taken aback by the sight of a woman … Continue reading

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Quazvin

When we arrived at the outskirts of Quazvin we asked for directions at a petrol station. A local woman in taxi got her driver to lead the way to a hotel. Unfortunately it turned out that hotel marmut was most … Continue reading

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