Journal - Napló

Days 185-189 Bam (Iran 5.)

Posted on April 12, 2010 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Day 185


 

 

   After a night in Sirjan, battling a virus and having restless sleep, I headed towards Bam. The plan was to hitch-hike until Bam and there I would ask around at the vehicles that (allegedly) gather there and go on towards Pakistan.

   It didn't take me long to get to Kerman, which is basically the gate of “ill-famed" Beludzhistan. This desert covers the Southeastern part of Iran and the Southwestern part of...

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Days 181-183. Yazd (Iran 4.)

Posted on March 31, 2010 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (0)

   It was still during my stay in Tehran that I got a message from a friend of mine, whom I got to know in Turkey. He was hosting a Norwegian guy at the time, who came from the town where I had worked for years. Jogeir (henceforth: Joe) was on his way to India. When we arrived in Tehran we met and decided that we will travel together through Pakistan (and partly trough Iran as well).

   Joe set out with a friend of his from Norway onboard a veteran Mercedes that - ha...

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Days 162-163. Iran 3.

Posted on March 23, 2010 at 3:20 AM Comments comments (0)

 

 

   Before the summer 2009 elections in Iran millions rushed to the streets in the solid hope of a "green" future. The results announced have, however, surprised many. The incumbent administration celebrated its re-election. The administration that has been persistent in fending off attacks by external forces (that promise "democracy" but want to acquire more territories/oil, that is/) but within its borders it applies feudal methods and resorts to religious...

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Tehran (Iran 2.)

Posted on March 22, 2010 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Tehran


    I thought that after travelling in Lebanon and Syria it was the last time I would be surprised by the traffic conditions in a city. I was wrong.

   In Tehran, the calculated chance of survival the first couple of hours was just about zero. Although thanks to the zebra crossings the sense of security was at least tentative. After a while I stopped using the zebra crossings – the white stripes were more like marks...

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Days 147-150, Iran 1.

Posted on March 21, 2010 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Days 147-150, Iran 1.


 

   I spent 6 weeks in Iran (my 4-week visa was prolonged with two weeks). Out of these six weeks, I was in the capital 28 days. So there wasn’t much time left to visit the other parts of the country. But I was and I am glad that the visa issues kept me in Tehran. Thanks to my new friends I have learnt to appreciate the freedom in which I was born (as a Hungarian) and which has surrounded me all my life unnoticed – than...

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