A quick update on our plans for the next few weeks.
Myself and Si have been staying with our kind hosts Mohamed and Atefeh in their lovely apartment in Mashhad for the last few days. They’ve been truly spoiling us, and we’ve been sampling the heights of Iranian cuisine and hospitality as guest of them and their friends and family. We met through couchsurfing.com . If you’ve never couch surfed, you should.
Tomorrow we leave for Tehran, hoping to make a beeline for Tehran, about 850km west, where we’ll stay for a day, then head to Tabriz 600km North of Tehran. We’re burning through Iran with Yerevan in Armenia, another 500km from Tabriz, as our destination because we’ve been invited to spend Christmas with Tom.
Once again our schedule is tight, we’ve about 20 days to cover about 2,000km but the prospect of good food and company is a big spur. Its going to be another three weeks like the last three from Tashkent I’m afraid, and apologies in advance if the blogging isn’t up to the usual standards.
To get to Tom’s for Christmas will require a big, big push, with several snowy passes between here and there. Also, we’ll have a postal address if santa’s reading and fancies popping some Christmas cheer in the post for two Irish boyos- a bottle of Powers 12 year old and a couple of packets of kimberlies would be gratefully received ; ) Get in touch and we’ll send you our details.
Unfortunately, Flickr is blocked in Iran for some reason, hence we haven’t been able to upload photos from Turkmenistan yet, and won’t be able to pop any more up till Christmas. So this it will be all about the text for the next few weeks.
Both myself and Si are really looking forward to getting back on the road as a twosome again. And I’ll be honest and say after my little incident I’ll be glad of the company. The pulse still quickens a bit at the sound of a two stroke engine. Though I’m sure a few days and I’ll back to my usual self.
Tonight our hosts are taking us to their friend Said’s birthday party… cool!