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Lighting out for the territory nce more in the Middle East. The more I travel the more I want to travel and the longer that I am out of England the happier I am. At present in Iraq and having a wonderful time. really fallen in love with the country and the people. Very glad I came and

Iran

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Gallery: Road to the border

Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

Bam to Zahedan - the tricky bit
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Tues 22nd Oct - Zahedan to Mirjaveh

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | Views [1252]

Breakfast of pistachios and apple aborad the bus for Zahedan, wild and dangerous Zahedan. The Iranian girl opp me has disappeared completely under her black veil but surfaces pretty quickly when her mobile rings. There is a scrolling message at the front ... Read more >

Tags: no bandits, no problem


Mon 21st Oct - Bam

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | Views [1112]

It is eleven o'clock in Akbar's guesthouse in Bam, poor devastated Bam. Today I was the only tourist in town - they lost their great attraction, the Arg e Bam, the adobe citadel, in the 2003 earthquake and now it is just a resting place on the long trek ... Read more >


Mon 21st Oct - Bam

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | Views [544]

It is eleven o'clock in Akbar's guesthouse in Bam, poor devastated Bam. Today I was the only tourist in town - they lost their great attraction, the Arg e Bam, the adobe citadel, in the 2003 earthquake and now it is just a resting place on the long trek ... Read more >


Gallery: Bam

Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

post-2003 earthquake
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Gallery: Train to Kerman, bus to Bam

Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

off again
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Gallery: Iran - Yazd

Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

desert
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Sun 19th Oct - Kerman to Bam

Sunday, 19 Oct 2008 | Views [395]

Decide against another night in this overpriced hotel and opportunity to see the town as no one has a good word to say about Kerman so it's a rush for the border sans rest, sans bazaar, sans decent-sized daybag. Bus to Bam is 4 - 6 hours. And it must ... Read more >

Tags: the tricky bit


Sat 18th Oct - Yazd to Kerman

Saturday, 18 Oct 2008 | Views [927]

Making plans to leave. Asked manager Ali for his advice on timing last night. I want to get the 6.10am Yazd to Zahedan and then Zahedan to the border, the scary border. If I leave today I will see nothing of Yazd and miss Zoroastrian Fire temple completely ... Read more >

Tags: food, no fear, zoroastrians unseen


Fri 17th Oct - Yazd

Friday, 17 Oct 2008 | Views [479]

Orient Hotel - what a fabulous place. Stayed up till 4 talking and feel deathly. Jobs today: 1.Work out schedule for leaving before visa ends. 2.Post Office to send presents home. 3.Internet. 4. Shower. Not necessary for hygeine particularly but only ... Read more >

Tags: beauty of persians. heat


Thur 16th Oct -Yazd

Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | Views [426]

God, this Amir Kabir hostel is a dump! the man washing down the loos first thing is also the guy who makes the breakfast. First H and his wife arrive with armful of presents, poetry by Hafez and others. Then P and her children and mum arrive to take ... Read more >

Tags: kindness of iranians


Wed 15th Oct - Esfahan

Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | Views [869]

Saw so much today. At the Imam Mosque a man is standing singing in an empty room. His friend asked if I understood what he was singing about. I said yes, everyone understands beauty. I did not photograph him. Sometimes you don't. 2 small Afghani refugee ... Read more >


Gallery: Iran -Esfahan

Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

sheer loveliness
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Tues 14th Oct - Tehran to Esfahan by bus

Tuesday, 14 Oct 2008 | Views [1163]

The bus is amazing - actually a Volvo coach with snacks and a movie and reclining seats.At 1.30 am we stop at truck stop for tea. How cool is this? I am chased by chai man for 500 rials as forgotten to pay. At one point we pass a motorway sign that seems ... Read more >


Gallery: Iran - Tehran

Monday, 13 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

finally.....
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