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Travel Blogs from Tabriz
Written by Kris
28th - 29th July
As the sun rose our ragged group of Iran convoy ralliers rolled out of tents at the unappealling time of 5:00, our hopes of a long lie dashed by the realisation we had to be at the border for 8:00 Iranian time, 1 and a half hours ahead of Turkey time. The reason for the early start was the need for all the people getting carnet de passages on the border to meet their contact. At the head of a 12 vehicle convoy Dom and I had the task ...
... suggest. Of course, I'm making gross generalisations based on my experience, but you get the picture.
Iranians are so generous. My first train trip was from Tabriz to Tehran, overnight. I shared a compartment with three middle aged men (who didn't know each other) and they made such an effort to communicate with me (despite only two of them speaking very broken English). One of them kept telephoning his friend to translate (the friend spoke better English). ...
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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