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Entries from November 2009

camels

November 27th, 2009 · No Comments

on the way to my camping spot a familiar green truck overhauled and honked. there ain’t that much honking, overhauling trucks out there that i like, this one is an exception… we stopped for a quick chat on the side of the road and i received one of their “frog” – buttons. we said goodbye […]

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toudeshk

November 27th, 2009 · 3 Comments

the road from esfahan looked like this for miles… …with nothing but a few villages on its way. it was nice to be back in the saddle without any mountain in the way for a change. after arriving in toudeshk and the already normal procedure of asking a handfull of people for directions, some phonecalls […]

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goodbye esfahan

November 27th, 2009 · No Comments

after a week of relaxing in esfahan i was eager to get back on my bicycle to continue to yazd. i had a wonderful last day with amelie and till which i first met in turkey. we walked around the imam square, paid a last visit to the tea house and then went to see […]

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esfahan

November 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

after istanbul, esfahan was my next must see city. the nickname of the city is nesfe jahan which means “half of the world”. one of the famous sights is the imam square, here viewed from the terrace of a tea house. another beautiful thing is the zayandeh river which runs through it with its wonderful […]

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teheran

November 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

has lots of traffic

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tabriz

November 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

most iranians have to buy their train tickets some days in advance otherwise they have only a chance to get one over a waiting list. as tourist i was told that it was too late for me to take the train in the evening but i could purchase my ticket early the next morning. i […]

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Tags: music · people · travel

to iran

November 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

all the way to the iranian border i had mt. ararat as companion to my left and a whole highway lane for myself. at the border i passed the waiting trucks and had to wait for just 10 minutes. i didn’t change money there because i wasn’t sure about the exchange rate. i thought it […]

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doğubeyazıt

November 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

…is a town 30 km from the iranian border.  murats camping, just below ishak pasha palace, is a meeting place for traveling people and a nice place to take a breath before entering iran. there i met anja & chris. they are on a one year cruise with their newly build up truck. you find […]

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party on tv

November 12th, 2009 · No Comments

after the train arrived in erzurum 4 hours late, i looked for a hotel with no plans on going out anymore. the guy who showed me the room switched on the tv before he left. after looking through the turkish channels i found the 20th anniversairy of 9th november, the day the wall came down in berlin, on […]

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couchsurfing in kayseri

November 12th, 2009 · No Comments

before i went to göreme i was invited by onur over couchsurfing. as my train was not before 2 in the morning i was more than happy to accept his invitation. after traveling back from göreme i first pickep up my camera which was repaired for only 70 lira (a bit more than 30 euros). first […]

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