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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

Wed 23rd Oct - Quetta

PAKISTAN | Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | Views [526]

And I thought Iranians were friendly! What a welcome in Pakistan! Everyone wnats to say hello, shake hands, have pic taken, practice their english and just hang out with you. It is like England, familiar faces and altho there are open sewers either side ... Read more >

Tags: friendly pakistan


Gallery: Quetta

PAKISTAN | Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Taftan to Quetta, the other tricky bit

PAKISTAN | Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

New country, new currency
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Gallery: Road to the border

IRAN | Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

Bam to Zahedan - the tricky bit
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Taftan to Quetta

PAKISTAN | Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | Views [713]

I am now in Pakistan - there is something invigorating about a new country - drinking tea with money changers who are taking me for all I have. Everone has to make a living. I object when one of them tries to sell me two bus tickets on account of no ... Read more >

Tags: bus, moneychangers, taftan


Tues 22nd Oct - Zahedan to Mirjaveh

IRAN | Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | Views [1268]

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

IRAN | Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | Views [1135]

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

IRAN | Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | Views [555]

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

IRAN | Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

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

IRAN | Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

off again
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Gallery: Iran - Yazd

IRAN | Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

desert
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Sun 19th Oct - Kerman to Bam

IRAN | Sunday, 19 Oct 2008 | Views [404]

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

IRAN | Saturday, 18 Oct 2008 | Views [937]

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

IRAN | Friday, 17 Oct 2008 | Views [489]

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

IRAN | Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | Views [436]

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


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