The intensity of Iran has kept a high level regarding people, temperature, headwind and experiences. The last few days we have been cycling over small roads. One Iranian said: “that way only desert and small village”, and wanted us to take the main highway. We thought: “perfect”, and continued on the small road towards the desert and, yes, the feeling was like cycling to Tehran in an hot air oven.
See all the photos Through the desert to Tehran
Every time we go to a new country things are of course different. We have to learn how things work, say goodbye to the things we liked in the previous country and welcome the new differences in the new country. We have now been in Iran for almost two weeks (during Ramazan) and the country is growing on us. It has been for the first time that we have filled up our 10 liter water bag which gave Mojo a heavy load. In Turkey there was water almost everywhere while here, although most of the water is drinkable, it is not always easy to locate a water source.
We have been cycling through very barren country, dry with mud brick villages and fields with golden grain. The wind has been powering full on and taking a lot of concentration from us. People have been surprised to see us and still enjoy waving at us and stopping us next to the road.