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Friday 8th August 2014
*We breakfast from provisions in our truck, not our hotel. Today there is no need for the 'Iran Kit' SG wears a skirt for the first time in 2 weeks and abandons her headscarf. For an hour or so it feels somewhat odd.
*We meet Rustam our guide for the next two days until we enter Uzbekistan. He's a nice guy with reasonable English. His origins are half Farsi and half Russian. Russian is his mother language. We are going on a ...
31st July - 1st August
Written by Kris
Awaking to the sun warming our tents Dom and I stepped out into the fresh air with a mixture of emotions following the adventures of the previous night. Tired, happy that we weren't waking up to face the Iranian police, humbled by the family who had taken us in as one of their own and also slightly apprehensive about the breakfast menu.
Our hosts had cooked a traditional meal of kale pachec, that is the jaw, ...
Happy birthday, Pas!
We landed a little after 7am in Ashgabat. We taxied for a long time, past the old airport terminal (which we learned is called the "old new airport" and looks to be of Soviet vintage) to the “new old airport”. We rushed off the plane and were first in line to buy our visas. The process was very efficient, and the visa officer wished Pas a Happy Birthday! Then we paid for the visas, which was a little confusing, but did not take too ...
I slept hard. When I woke, we were 30 minutes from landing in Frankfurt around 3:15pm. I pulled up my seat but continued to doze. I think I needed that. We arrived at a distant Z gate, then I had the long confusing maze of Frankfurt to reach the B gates, including a tram ride. Once in line for security, they opened a new line much further back and encouraged people to duck under the ropes to get into the line. It was both not-very-German ...
23 May - 26 May
I don't know quite what to think about Turkmenistan. It didn't start well. We made port at about 9.30pm and were off the boat by about 10.30pm. Our guide ( read government required minder) met us with the forms we were to given customs... partially completed and not in English.
I think Luke and I made it through at about 12.00am and we were 2/3 way through the group. We were warned that we were not to bring through tramadol. It turns out if your ...