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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…

Disaster Strikes in Iran, The Nightmare before Xmas (in Zahedan) & The 6 Disciples of Boris

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I’m finally in Iran (just over the border from Pakistan, Iran) I received a friendly welcome from the Iranian border guards and was directed towards immigration and customs. They took my paperwork and told me to sit and wait. 2…

West Iran

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In  verband mdet de internetcensuur in Iran heeft deze blog een elementaire opmaak  en geen foto’s. We zullen dit verbeteren zodra het mogelijk is. Meer  van Van Het  meer van Van is het grootste meer van Turkije, tegen de Iraanse…

4 weeks in Iran – a résumé

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After 4 weeks in Iran it is time to look back, and to reflect on the experiences. We have had so many new adventures, and we have seen so many new things that we could fill books with the stories.…

Stories from Iran

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Many things are different here – very different. Even after three weeks in this country, we have not comprehended many things. But we want to tell you about some particularities, that have surprised us, or that are very characteristic. 1.…

A short update from Iran

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We have been in Iran now for about one week, and since so many at home were worried because of our travel to Iran we wanted to give you a short update. Our experiences so far were mainly positive, and…

Iran

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I should have known I was going to have my issues with Iran, when an officious member of the crew told me I had to put on my chador almost as soon as we had scrambled up into the seating…

Plastic Pollution Report – Iran

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Waste Management There seems to be a general waste management problem in Iran. Public rubbish bins are available at petrol stations, and in parks. Otherwise no rubbish bins were evident. Roadsides or embankments from roads into valleys seem to be…

Environmental Art in Iran

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‘Your garbage is my garbage, my garbage is your garbage’ – Ahmad Nadalian This is our first blog from on the road. We left Dubai via the ferry from Sharjah to Bandar Abbass, Iran, and arrived in Tehran yesterday in…

The Islamic Republic Of Iran

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Iran is long in the rear-view now, and the post-game roundup has been rattling around in the back of my head like the unknown object that fell through the parking brake casing into the chassis. It’s late enough after the…

Being A Kurdish Princess

To completely contradict the start of my Iranian visit, it ended it on such a high note, with a family in Sanadaj. Sanadaj is in the heart of Kurdistan, Iran, where the traditions, clothing and culture were entirely different to the…

Let the Syria Battle Rage On!

Twenty two million people would scare anyone, when driving into the heart of Tehran and the majority of them are all on the road all at the same time, trying to elbowing themselves to the head of the queue at every traffic light.…

Do You Have The Persianality To Drive In Iran?

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It’s 6 in the evening and we’re driving into Tabriz, Iran. The sun went down 30 minutes ago, but we’ve been driving through a storm-induced twilight for the last few hours. The air is thick with diesel fumes and giant…

Midnight Sniffs

I wake to the sounds of sniffing around my tent. I wished then I hadn’t read the short story in my guide book just before I feel asleep, about an Iranian girl too scared to camp in the mountains because wolves might…