Category Archives: Tales from the road

Hitchhiking in Iran & Turkmenistan: road stories #12 – from Mashhad to Ashgabat

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Sit back and enjoy the 12th part of our Travelogue recording our stay in Iran’s holiest city Mashhad, where we partied like it was Iranian New Year (Nowruz) and our fateful decision to camp close to the border of Turkmenistan. Have you ever wondered what its like to pack up a tent in a hail storm? Also, featuring our attempt to get across the Turkmen frontier and on the capital of this strange and mysterious land …

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Hitchhiking in Iran: road stories #10 – from Yazd to Tabas

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Introducing the 10th part of our Travelogue recording our stay in Iran’s oldest city Yazd and our quick hitchhike to Tabas: In this edition we explore the unique architecture of the hottest city in Iran and learn more about the ancient religion of Zoroastrianism. Then we get back into desert hitchhiking as we search out the town of Tabas and take a photo that would be the source of trouble a few days later …

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Hitchhiking in Iran: road stories #9 – from Shiraz to Yazd

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Introducing the 9th part of our Travelogue covering our stay in Iran’s most vibrant city Shiraz and our hitchhike to Yazd: Join us as we have the time of our lives in Shiraz, with videos of Iranian folk music by master musician Shahram. Also the highs and lows of visiting UNESCO sites and a hitchhike with a family, a bunch of truck drivers and budding tour guide

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Hitchhiking in Iran: road stories #8 – from Isfahan to Shiraz

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Welcome to the 8th part of our Travelogue covering our stay in the beautiful city of Isfahan and our hitchhike to Shiraz: Want to see what happens when couchsurfing goes wrong? Or what a busman’s holiday looks like? Or perhaps the reason why we were looking at a selection of prostitutes shaking their arses on a mobile phone? Then read on …

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Hitchhiking in Iran: road stories #7 – from Tehran to Isfahan

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This is the 7th part of our Travelogue in which we tell you what happened to us on the road from Tehran to Isfahan. The highlights of our stay in the capital of Iran included visiting the Golestan Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; taking a look at the Den of Espionage and being invited to an Iranian house for a tasty national dish. On the way to Isfahan we were also picked up by the police… Interested to see how it all ended up?

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