Monthly Archives: November 2010

Day Fifteen – The Checkpoint Charlie of Balochistan

I’m back in the UK now so hope to update you with the remaining blogs over the next few days. 10th November 2010 – 266 miles The not-so-good hotel that we stayed at the previous night arranged a police escort on … Continue reading

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Day Fourteen – Frontier Territory

9th November 2010 – 343 miles You meet fascinating people whilst travelling.  A fellow guest at the Akhavan Hotel struck up a conversation with us over breakfast.  He studied maths at Liverpool over 40 years ago and thought that he forgot how … Continue reading

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Day Thirteen – Yazd

8th November 2010 – 219 miles Following an Iranian style fry-up for breakfast, we headed out to the Old City of Yazd. With its winding lanes, windtowers and mud-brick buildings, Yazd is an enchanting place. Upon returning to the hotel, … Continue reading

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Day Twelve – “Half the World”

7th November 2010 – 201 miles We spent most of today at Esfahan, which according to Lonely Planet, and we concur, is “Iran’s masterpiece, the jewel of ancient Persia and one of the finest cities in the Islamic world“.  Here … Continue reading

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Day Eleven – The Road to Esfahan

6th November 2010 – 586 miles Today we drove from Tabriz to Esfahan, the longest distance travelled in a day by far on our itinerary.  We have chosen to bypass Tehran, largely due to time constraints but also as it has … Continue reading

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Day Ten – Heading for Iran

5th November 2010 – 413 miles We’re sorry that we’ve not been in touch lately.  We could not login to our blog whilst in Iran and this is the first time in which we’ve had access to the Internet in Pakistan.  … Continue reading

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Day Nine – Head in the Clouds

4th November 2010 – 412 miles Words (or pictures) cannot describe the scenic route through the mountains we had taken today. Thankfully, the weather held up and whilst it felt chilly, the roads were not icy. I’ve posted some photos … Continue reading

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Day Eight – We’d Been Had!

3rd November 2010 – 450 miles I can’t believe we’re now into the second week of our expedition! We seem to have developed a routine whereby we leave straight after breakfast and take turns to drive for 2 hour stints … Continue reading

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Day Seven – Where East Meets West

2nd November 2010 – At Leisure Today was a chill out day to recharge our batteries. Istanbul is a spectacular city for sightseeing and is definitely worthy of its European Capital of Culture 2010 status.  We did not have sufficient time … Continue reading

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Day Six – The Big Hustle

1st November 2010 – 394 miles It’s a bit surreal waking up in a car at dawn with two other guys, in a place that you don’t know! With very limited sleep we drove on to the nearest service station to … Continue reading

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