Iran at home

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We haven’t camped for a week since we left Turkey so we decide to finally pull it through this night. Following our usual routine, we stop at the centre of Hamedan and Chris starts running around different shops to gather … Read More

Masouleh

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One of the tourist hot spots near the Caspian Sea is a scenic mountain village called Masouleh – whereas ‘tourists’ here translates  to ‘Iranian tourists’. It’s spectacularly built into the slope of the mountain where it has been founded at … Read More

Bargaining for beginners in Tabriz

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In Tabriz we have the first encounter with really crazy Iranian city traffic. Maku was still comparably calm and orientation is easy, but this here is a challenge, also because of the glimmering heat which is boiling us alive inside … Read More

Maku – dip a toe in

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There we are in Iran, the highlight of our journey! We’re just cruising along slowly through deserted canyons and across lower mountains, soaking in the atmosphere. Persian flags and road signs we have no idea about how to read complete … Read More

Road To Persia

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Border crossing days are horrible, always (not in the EU, those won’t count here). Turkey to Iran is not an exception in any way. The road from Doğubeyazıt to the border is pretty empty, cruising across the deserted plains around … Read More

Crossing Turkey, the fast way

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Having an internet connection for the first time in a few days, we’re sitting over our maps and time table and figure we’re getting more behind our schedule than we thought. Our plans for Turkey are far too optimistic so … Read More

Over to Asia

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Crossing the Balkan mountain range in the early morning is plain beautiful – we stop at a gas station and are warmly welcomed by the locals. Though we have only one day for Bulgaria, we really enjoy the nature, peace, … Read More

Romanian borders

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The place we plan to cross the border from Romania to Bulgaria (which is marked by the Danube) is a small town called Turnu Magurele. At the pretty calm and small check point we’re informed by the border guard that … Read More

Mountains, finally!

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Arriving at the area around Balaton, temperatures rise even more and the air gets more humid – riding itself is more or less bearable (except in the afternoon), but going through cities with the need to stop at red lights … Read More

Made it far yet

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It’s Monday afternoon, and we’re finally starting! Not as early as planned, so our first not-so-exciting stop for the night is somewhere in the middle of nowhere in Southern Bavaria. We keep finding out about all the stuff we forgot … Read More