Iran - On the seabed without water

After we are allowed to spend the night with the extended family on their doorstep (and are fed again, of course), the family council meets: what can we ...
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Iran - "Our family? About 500 people."

As described yesterday, we are standing at Tashkuh, the mountain of fire. And receive one invitation after another. Everywhere in Iran we are told that the ...
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Iran - The people

Back then, many years ago, when we still confused Iran with Iraq and didn't even know exactly where Iran was geographically located, we ...
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Iran - Tashkuh, the burning mountain and all that gas

Tashkuh, the burning mountain "They have so much gas here that even mountains burn," we think. Yes, Iran has a lot of gas, but this particular ...
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Iran - Bandar Dingsbums to Bushehr

When we first read about Bandar Abbas, we thought what a beautiful, exotic name. Until I heard everywhere about Bandar ...
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Iran - Off to the west, always along the coast

After an extensive and cosy breakfast with our new friends - even the camels came to visit us, what friends! - we continue our journey ...
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Iran - Coastal road and birthday party on the beach again

Our plan works: We can take the first ferry early in the morning. We bump onto the ship without a long queue. Some ...
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"Why? Why Iran in particular?"

We never asked ourselves that question. We like travelling, we want to see a lot. We have learnt a lot about Iran in recent years, especially from ...
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Iran - On the seabed without water

Iran - On the seabed without water

After we are allowed to spend the night with the extended family on their doorstep (and are fed again, of course), the family council meets: what can we do with them today, what can they show us? We casually mention that they...

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Iran - On the seabed without water
Iran - "Our family? About 500 people."

Iran - "Our family? About 500 people."

As described yesterday, we are standing at Tashkuh, the mountain of fire. And receive one invitation after another. People all over Iran tell us that the people in this region, in western Iran, are much more hospitable and generally...

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Iran - "Our family? About 500 people."

As described yesterday, we are standing at Tashkuh, the mountain of fire. And receive one invitation after another. People all over Iran tell us that the people in this region, in western Iran, are much more hospitable and generally...

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Iran - The people

Iran - The people

This article is part 5 of 5 of the series Iran info

Back then, many years ago, when we still confused Iran with Iraq and didn't even know exactly where Iran was geographically located, we had no idea. Then we heard the first travel reports. The Iranians...

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Iran - Tashkuh, the burning mountain and all that gas

Iran - Tashkuh, the burning mountain and all that gas

Tashkuh, the burning mountain "They have so much gas here that even mountains burn," we think. Yes, Iran has a lot of gas, but this particular burning mountain is more of an excursion destination. We drive through a...

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Iran - Tashkuh, the burning mountain and all that gas

Tashkuh, the burning mountain "They have so much gas here that even mountains burn," we think. Yes, Iran has a lot of gas, but this particular burning mountain is more of an excursion destination. We drive through a...

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Iran - Bandar Dingsbums to Bushehr

Iran - Bandar Dingsbums to Bushehr

When we first read about Bandar Abbas, we thought what a beautiful, exotic name. Until I read about Bandar X and Bandar Y everywhere. It actually took us a while to realise...

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Iran - Bandar Dingsbums to Bushehr
Iran - Off to the west, always along the coast

Iran - Off to the west, always along the coast

After an extensive and cosy breakfast with our new friends - even the camels came to visit us, what friends! - we continue our journey. Somehow saying goodbye is more common on this trip. My favourite...

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Iran - Off to the west, always along the coast
Iran - Coastal road and birthday party on the beach again

Iran - Coastal road and birthday party on the beach again

Our plan works: We can take the first ferry early in the morning. We bump onto the ship without a long queue. Some families have the same plan, but it's cosy and quiet. Gerd paws around...

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Iran - Coastal road and birthday party on the beach again

Our plan works: We can take the first ferry early in the morning. We bump onto the ship without a long queue. Some families have the same plan, but it's cosy and quiet. Gerd paws around...

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"Why? Why Iran in particular?"

"Why? Why Iran in particular?"

This article is part 4 of 5 of the series Iran info

We never asked ourselves that question. We like travelling, we want to see a lot. We've heard nothing but good things about Iran in recent years, especially from other travellers. So why not? From where...

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Iran - Qeshm - Tranquil mangrove forests

Iran - Qeshm - Tranquil mangrove forests

Let's continue with our memories of our wonderful trip to Iran. Note: we are now back in Turkey. After a restless night - the New Year celebrations continue day and night, families and...

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Iran - Qeshm - Tranquil mangrove forests
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