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... at my own pace and not get sucked into rabbiting out and turtling in as I've gone so often before. (Written at 2:30 AM before the ride) (The following is written on completion @ 2:30 PM). I am happy to report a very successful day. 140 km, 10 more than planned to take a side trip to an ancient mosque built in 1300's with the 3rd largest dome in the world, currently being restored. Dress code ...
... halfway we came upon a more fertile valley with crops, hay, a ploughed field(chocolate soil). Must have access to subterranean water.
Closer to Zanjan the landscape softened enough to allow some serious vegetation in the gullies - trees!! Windbreaks for stone fruit orchards, cattle.
Zanjan has its own province. The people are a mix of Azeri(ie Turkic) & Kurds, with a smattering of Mongol genes thrown in.
... home town.
We arived at the dome and went to walk in and Peter read the entry price written in Farsi was 2000 riels, (70 cents) While the entry written in english was 150000 ($5), (farsi numbers are not written as they are in English etc)
Peter went to the counter at put down 4000 reils, the guy couldn't speak English but started to say more money for foreigners. Peter was busy pointing ...
... arrived in the late afternoon and made the decision to stay the night.
We parked up in the main park in the middle of the town roundabout.
We were pretty tired after driving in the heat so had a little nap on
the side of the road. We woke as the sun was just setting so we got up
and went to walk a full circuit of the main square to see what there was
to eat. We got talking to many local people. One thing you will ...
... for two boiled eggs and set off to Iran. Igdir sits on the plains of Ararat. The road does a U shape as it leads to Iran. We had a good view of the mountain top. Soon I forgot about missing the morning and the breakfast. Crossing from the Turkish border was relatively easy. There was however one police officer who was shouting at an Old Iranian man, that I thought was rude.
At Iranian border the driver and the passengers had to go from different clearing point. As ...