Travel Blogs from Tabriz
Entering Iran was like entering a black and white movie, it all turned gray and colourless. At the border it was all very serious. We entered the country in which chess had just been legalized, wearing long black veils, under the scorching summer sun. Women must cover their head, and neck, wrists and ankles cannot be shown, the punishment for a …
... be immensely helpful, and very reasonable in his fare. My experience at the actual border had been similarly bipolar, with a scowling, rifle-toting soldier flipping through my passport one moment, and a charming, english-speaking (female!) customs officer stamping my visa the next. She even looked up the lastest exchange rates for me, so I wouldnt get ripped off (too badly) when I changed my money later on.
I caught the first bus I could from the border down to ...
Goodbye VISA prison, we're out of here. Laters Baku. Ok city, but not for 8 nights as there is only so much beer and McDonalds one can handle. Cruising the morning peak hour traffic jammed streets was like a fly stuck in toffee. We thought we had left ample time but ended up bailing the cab and walking the final bit to ensure we didn't miss our bus and have to stay another night. As it turned out the bus left half an hour later than expected so we had nothing to ...
After another fortifying b'fast of local honey & curd we hit the road for Tabriz. Cool wind again; modern Azerbayjani music (like Turkish) playing as we made our way from Ardabil across the high plateau & bare Azari hills. Sheep grazing on wheat stubble; fodder crops;hay being stacked for winter including atop village houses(I suppose it gives extra insulation).
Further on irrigated vegetables (lots of cabbages), apples in tiny orchards & ...
... we went back into the other container and he was looking once again one of the great books. Finally found, he wrote in the book different things and gave me a pass. When I was able to continue driving, a taxi driver pointed out that I have to go 500 meters again to an office to pick up one more stamp. For whatever reason?
In Urmia I wanted to go into the Biker Guesthouse but the owner was not there. A colleague of him said I could wait for him in his house and then asked ...
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