Category Archives: Iran

The kindness of strangers

The Iranian side of the Esendere border was friendly and efficient – no annoying or expensive scams, no time-consuming detailed checks of Carnet details. Also no currency exchange office, just a number of hopefuls wandering around with wads of assorted … Continue reading

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Salt lakes and sand dunes

On Friday 27 May, the time had come to leave behind the bustle of Tehran in favour of the peace and solitude of one of Behzad’s recommendations. Of the four or five most striking locations that Behzad had shown photos … Continue reading

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Blotted copy book

At 11pm, the guys were awoken by lights illuminating their tents and voices repeating “Mister, Mister”. Ed’s first thoughts at seeing the lights were to wonder if the friendly villagers had returned with some sort of fire to entertain or … Continue reading

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