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TravelPod Member ReviewsAzarbayjan Hotel Tabriz
Lovely hotel. Right in the heart of everything. Perfect for the weary feet!
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Nightmare on Iranian Streets
It was the worst night ever travelling on this overnight bus. It did not help when I mistakenly got off the bus at the highway still some distance from the city centre. The snowing morning and the lack of sleep contributed to my poor judgement when I left in the taxi without first locking down my fare. In the …
[L] Donned our Islamic clothing and headed the eerily quiet 30 kms down the road past Turkey's Military check posts, guard towers, tanks, bushrangers and other general displays of might to the border.
We had heard this to be a confusing border crossing and had read various tips from previous overlanders. If you can imagine arrival at an international airport, it kind of goes pretty standard immigration and then customs. Overland ...
... bit; and stripped down for my first shower in three days, I notice my spare tire is going flat. So maybe it's a good thing that my beard trimmer doesn't work; a bushy beard may hide some new or deeper wrinkles and hollow cheeks. I feel great but I probably should work harder at eating more. In talking to some other riders about their weight change experiences, they say that all the men, even those that started out pretty lean, lose weight. The fat ones lose ...
... you for visiting my country." This is a common remark we hear. The people of Iran are so very grateful to us for coming here to meet them. I feel they are embarrassed and ashamed (and afraid) of their government and are happy that some of us chose to see for ourselves. It's these encounters that make getting off track worth the extra 25 km.
The last 50 km was a little heavier traffic but surprisingly easy and fun to ride in.
By the time ...
... the bazaar, which is a hefty 7 sq km and world heritage listed... easy place to get lost.
Once again though, people were the highlight of the day. The legend who sold me a bus ticket went to the effort of writing half a page of notes to get me where I needed to go. I had lunch with 'Steve' in the bazaar, a big Celine Dion fan who I was happily able to help remember the word "fellatio". And ...