Tag «Iran»

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#DAY23 #MONGOLRALLY2017 158 miles (about 556.160 hat’h some years ago in India) #Sabzevar to #Mashhad Although we managed to fatten our pockets with dollars a little bit more, we reach Mashhad still thinking about the lack of money. Finding a way to withdraw some dollars will make our lives more relaxed. Anyway, this won’t happen …

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#DAY22 #MONGOLRALLY2017 520 miles (a lot of kilometers for the metric-civilised world) #Garmeh to #Sabzevar We agreed yesterday that we would have driven to Farhazad to see the sand dunes with the other guys. Early wake up (also because some Coyotes woke us up very early anyway), and let’s head to the dunes. They say …

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#DAY18 #MONGOLRALLY2017 313 miles (760.102,61 Alens for the Danish and Norwegians) #Isfahan to #Shiraz We leave Isfahan behind us, direction Shiraz. You can’t avoid stopping to wonder in front of Persepolis’ ruins on the way from Isfahan to Shiraz, as well as you can’t avoid stopping for a Kebab. Such move will prevent you from …

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#DAY17 #MONGOLRALLY2017 18.6 Kms on foot #Isfahan to #Isfahan Isfahan (or Esfahan) is considered the cultural capital of Iran. That’s way we think it deserve a better visit. We spend the day wandering around the maze of the Bazar, ending up in the old mosque, where we discover that every Islamic country has it own …

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#DAY16 #MONGOLRALLY2017 397 miles (638.90 kms for the metric-civilised world) #Hamedan to #Isfahan Another day of transition, with a nice stop if the driving conditions allow it. Hamedan early in the morning is swarming, which makes our departure more difficult. The ride to Isfahan is about 6 hours and a half. So why not to …

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#DAY15 #MONGOLRALLY2017 274 miles (87680 rods for some ancient people) #Marivan to #Hamedan We don’t know exactly how and why we ended up finding ourselves in Kurdistan, since our plan was slightly different. But the Mongol Rally works like that: you end up in places you didn’t plan to go. Since we’re here in Marivan, …

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#DAY14 #MONGOLRALLY2017 251 miles (actually done, 2500 miles perceived for the – YYY kms) #Tabriz to #Marivan We mark two weeks in the Mongol Rally today. We just move from Tabriz to Marivan. The day could be summarised with the first picture, but let’s report few crucial moments: 1) A guy which we asked an …

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#DAY13 #MONGOLRALLY2017 186 miles #Kapan to #Tabriz You drive down from Armenia to Iran. You collect Tim (non Maia), a Czech hitchicker, you top up your stomach a little bit, and you’re ready for the border crossing that everybody has described as the most impossible, long, tedious, stressing and unsustainable crossing ever. Endless queues wait …