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Leaving Samarqand, cycling south with mixed emotions

By | 18th September, 2014|Categories: Eastern Uzbekistan, Heat and desert, High mountains, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Western Tajikistan|Tags: , , |

It is hard leaving a place where you feel comfortable en where you are understood by others. So leaving Samarqand was difficult and this was not made easier by a stomach bug that was traveling around. We were cycling south with mixed emotions because it was hard to say goodbye but we were also looking very much [...]

North-east Iran: a jungle and desert route

By | 18th August, 2014|Categories: Heat and desert, Hospitality, Iran, North Eastern Iran|Tags: , , |

In Iran we are really heading east. The route out of Tehran goes straight in the direction we are heading. We decided to take the longer North-east Iran route to Mashhad so we could avoid cycling only in the desert and heading to the apparently more humid and green Caspian Sea area. See latest photos: Tehran to Golestan and Golestan [...]

Shiraz, Yazd and Isfahan; a journey south without Mojo and Isaba

By | 3rd August, 2014|Categories: Ancient civilizations, Central-Southern Iran, Heat and desert, Iran|Tags: , , , , |

The days sorting out our visa in Tehran were stressful and hot. Somehow it all worked out very well for us and in two days of searching for embassies we had the visa we needed. If you wonder how and what, please read our post “Iranian and Central Asian visa Information”. Latest photos :  Tehran, Desert day, Isfahan, Yazd, Shiraz and [...]

Mardin to Hakkari, are we still in Turkey?

By | 6th July, 2014|Categories: Heat and desert, Hospitality, South East Turkey, Turkey|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

How interesting is it that we make plans along the way of our journey and still they always change all the time. We had planned to stay in Mardin to relax, investigate our route in Iraq or Mardin to Hakkari, update website and explore the town. For the photos see, Mardin and The road to Hakkari The town Mardin is [...]