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As the plane landed in Dubai airport, we put behind the good and the bad of our adventure in Iran and said hello to the UAE. We spent the next 3 days in Mina Rashid Port trying to get the cars out of Customs but for more details about this in our next post with the [...]

Chapter16/Oman

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As the plane landed in Dubai airport, we put behind the good and the bad of our adventure in Iran and said hello to the UAE. We spent the next 3 days in Mina Rashid Port trying to get the…
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Desert trails

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Another night that reminded us that we weren’t all that far from civilisation. As we were dropping off to sleep, we were shocked awake by the sounds of engines! My first thought was that we hadn’t avoided the dune bashers…
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Chapter15/Iran

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……..Then there was Shiraz, a city that has become synonymous with education, poetry and wine. Unfortunately the last one is no longer cultivated here. After locating ourselves in the centre and securing Voukefalas, we decided to spend our time exploring…
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Chapter 14/Iran

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Further into our quest we headed to Esfahan. This is Iran’s No1 tourist destination and there is a very good reason for this. Its gathering of tree-lined boulevards,Persian gardens and important Islamic buildings gives the city a visual appeal…
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Chapter 13/Iran

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The Islamic Republic of Iran, a place I had promised myself that I would go back to after my unsuccessful attempt in 2011. This time we entered from the Iran -Azerbaijan borders and the city of Astara. With the bureaucracy…
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Chapter 12

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This is neither Europe nor Asia. Azerbaijan is a tangle of contradictions and contrasts, a centre of ancient empires and at the same time a “new” nation rapidly emerging on a petroleum-funded new economy.Let me start from the beginning…

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