Carpet Land … Tabriz – Mike

26th July 2015: On the 24 July we crossed into Turkey …and to our surprise it was an easy crossing . But before I go on I want say how great Tabriz was. Tabriz is the centre of the carpet trade. And it has the oldest bazar on the planet…. Apparently been operating for a ...

Tabriz Bazaar – Peter 1

Tabriz Bazaar - Peter
23rd July 2015:  Reputed to be the largest undercover Bazaar in the world. And it is big, the largest I have ever visited. Strolling through the bazaar there was lots to see, lots to smell, and great people to meet. I met and watched the Hubble bubbly man at work making the pipes that fit ...

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. ...

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 ...
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