Welcome to Iran – Peter

20th July 2015:  The land of the friendliest and most hospitable people that you could meet anywhere. Leaving Ashgabat our intention was to top up with fuel, using our last Turkmenistan money before reaching the border. You guessed it!!, not a fuel station in sight and we were at the border before we knew it. ...

The White City and Running Out of Cash – Peter

18th July 2015:  Our last stop in Turkmenistan was Ashgabat where we had to pick up our Iranian visas. Ashgabat is the capital of Turkmenistan and no expense has been spared to build a ‘Dubai’ of Central Asia. The buildings, parks and statues depicting scholars, poets and of course their first president are magnificent. The ...

Hospitality Plus – Iran So Far -Mike 2

Hospitality Plus - Iran So Far -Mike
22nd July 2015: We arrived in Iran on 17 July. (Wifi has been fickle so a while between posts. ) This involved getting away from Ashgabat, Turkmenistan around 8:30 am. Our aim was to get to the border via a petrol station to tank up on the very modestly priced fuel in Turkmenistan …. But ...

There is Something About Mary – Peter 1

15th July 2015:  Our second night in Turkmenistan we stayed in Mary. Our hotel which was quite palatial was situated in the Government buildings sector on the outskirts of town. This new part of town is very modern with beautiful white marble government buildings. We were glad we had departed early that morning as temperatures ...
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