June, 2014
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  • June 30, 2014 • Blog • Views: 2212

    Day 85 – 30th June 2014 leave 8am Miles rode 198 Esfahan...

    We rode in the heat again but started early and at 1pm we arrived at our hotel in Yazd. I choose this one as it was recommended by travellers I know. As soon as I pulled up on the bike I knew I was going back to my style of travelling...

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  • June 29, 2014 • Blog • Views: 1854

    Day 84 – 29th June 2014 Esfahan

    It’s the first day of Ramadan today so no eating or drinking in daylight hours. I’m finding it difficult with the guide, he’s a good man but I don’t always travel well with other people. I like travelling on my own...

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  • June 28, 2014 • Blog • Views: 1564

    Day 83 – 28th June 2014 leave 7.15am Miles rode 286 Tehran...

    We left early to try and reduce the riding time in the heat later in the day, it took 30 minutes to get out of Tehran and riding conditions were perfect, it was cool. By 8.30 it was warm, 9.00 it was hot, 9.30 very hot and 10.30 it was 40...

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  • June 28, 2014 • Blog • Views: 5291

    Day 82 – 27th June 2014 leave 8.00am Miles rode 227 Zanjan...

    As it’s getting hotter we decided to set off at 8am for Tehran. We stopped off at Soltaniyeh Dome which is the 3rd largest dome in the world, as we continued to Tehran it got hotter and hotter and when we reach the iconic Azadi Tower...

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  • June 26, 2014 • Blog • Views: 1376

    Day 81 – 26th June 2014 leave 9.30am Miles rode 293 Urmia...

    In high spirits we left Hossein and headed further into Iran with Aidin (our guide), we soon crossed Urmia Salt lake which is the largest lake in the Middle East, as we headed south the terrain changed, it became dryer, there were no trees...

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  • June 25, 2014 • Blog • Views: 4752

    Day 80 – 25th June 2014 leave 9am Miles rode 60 Yuksekova...

    Garth and I left at 9am and travelled the short distance to the boarder, we arrived at 9.45am and it took about 40 mins to get out of Turkey, again, the kind border guard didn’t want me to pay the speeding fines:) I leave Turkey with...

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  • June 25, 2014 • Countries • Views: 1706

    Turkey

    I have fallen in love with diverse Turkey and the very friendly Turkish people. I spent over 2 months travelling in Turkey and the surrounding countries. 42 days in Turkey alone leaving the country to return on 3 occasions, I visited 17...

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  • June 24, 2014 • Blog • Views: 2725

    Day 79 – 24th June 2014 leave 9am Miles rode 143...

    I should start by apologising to the 4 young men who I offended last night. Garth & I found a bar (which isn’t easy in a town of ONLY 600,000 people!) to watch the football. The bar was practically empty and after the game 4...

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  • June 22, 2014 • Blog • Views: 1742

    Day 77 – 22nd June 2014 Van

    Chilled day at Lake Van and Van Fortress. Interesting seeing a ferry arrive at a dock thinking a few cars and lorries would roll off, I was surprised when a number of train carriages were pulled off. Why go around the lake when you can go...

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  • June 22, 2014 • Blog • Views: 1260

    Day 76 – 21st June 2014 leave 10am Miles rode 264 Erzurum...

    It felt good to be back on the bike this morning, I had missed it and hadn’t realised how much. The ride today was good although it was very hot, not as hot as it will be in a few weeks I kept thinking. Van feels like a vibrant city,...

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