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Blog E 2017 · 16. Oktober 2017
The 2 days off we took in Bosteri were worthwhile. After our unwanted break in the “sanatorium” the weather got cold, but it was sunny and beautiful again. We have a last breakfast at the hotel, this time in our room, as we do not want to leave too late. We are happy to pack our bikes and pedal again. We enjoy the ride along the lake, look at the white snowy mountains and the coloured trees and allees. We are crossing small villages that look like ghost villages, all shops are closed and...
Blog E 2017 · 05. Oktober 2017
Bishkek is another big city with many buildings dating back to the Sowjet times. We don’t do much of sightseeing; the grey and rainy wether is not really inviting to stroll through the city. In a big shopping center we update ourselves for the continuation of our last bit of journey: we buy some additional windstopper gloves in a sports shop. We spend two evenings with a nice German couple, Ursula and Fritjof, whom we meet in our hotel. We go out and have a nice dinner in a Japanese...
Blog E 2017 · 19. September 2017
We stay in a small family hotel in the Russian quarter of Samarkand. In the courtyard there is a small pool and a huge pear tree. We enjoy the possibility to sit in the garden and drink tea or a glass of wine. In the late afternoon, after we have relaxed a bit, we start to explore Samarkand. The distances are much longer than in Buchara. First we visit the Amir-Timur Mausoleum. We already can see the blue cupolas from far away shining in the nice evening light. The poet Alisher Navoi shall have...
Blog E 2017 · 19. September 2017
We don’t’ face any problems crossing the border, but it takes time. The Turkmen officers are aving their lunch break when we arrive. We already push our bikes into the building, sit down and wait. Finally it looks as things begin to move. We show our passoirt as wekk as the hotelbill of Mary. As we had told them when entering the country that we would spend one night in the hotel in Mary, we had to prove it. We get the exit stamp and are asked to unpack our biciyle. Each and every piece of...
Blog E 2017 · 19. September 2017
Let’s get one thing straight right off: to cross Turkmenistan we only got a 5 day transit visa. It is more than other tourists received. Some didn’t even get a visa for Turkmenistan, others got it only for 3 days. Considering this we were lucky! Nevertheless, it gives us only 5 days to cross the 500km of desert! The weatherforecast is not in favour of us. It will be sunny all the time, which is good, but temperatures will be around 40°C together with strong headwinds! That’s going to be...
Blog E 2017 · 11. September 2017
We spend the last two days in Mashhad to do some shopping as for the next couple of days there won’t be many possibilities to do so. Our shopping list is not that long: some dried fruits, fresh fruits and vegetable, coffe, cookies, noodles and some other things. What we will need most is water: we will be crossing the desert and moreover we will be camping. Markus and I are a bit nervous and ask ourselves how fast we will get forward and how fit we are after having had a biking break for some...
Blog E 2017 · 13. August 2017
Our day off was very quiet; we did not move a lot and spent most of the time laying on our blanket in the park behind the hotel. On a day like this I often have a bad feeling because I do nothing…at least we went shopping. As we planned to leave at 6am the next morning, we bought bread, fruits, cheese and honey for a decent breakfast. The melody of the alarm clock woke us up at 5am. How nice it would have been to turn around in bed again, but we did not want to bike in the heat. Soon were...
Blog E 2017 · 06. August 2017
Just in time for your weekend, ours in Iran is already over, I find time to write the summary of last week. As usual many things happened. The first 4 days we took it easy, cycling only short distances with hardly any altitude; it was “the cream” as we use to say. The landscape continues to be very green; there are many fruit plantations. Inbetween we pass very dry areas, we thing it being the beginning of the desert. The temperatures are very high and it is humid, the sky partly cloudy,...
Blog E 2017 · 04. August 2017
Apart of sightseeing we met locals from Tehran. Interesting discussions with them gave us more insight about the contry and its people. One evening we spent with Leila and her family. We met Leila and her husband Nasser some time ago while waiting at the boarder to enter Iran. Spontaneously Leila invited us for dinner in Teheran. It was a very nice evening with an excellent dinner. The next days we have been on tour with Shahdeh, whom we already had met in Tabriz. She had offered us to join her...
Blog E 2017 · 20. Juli 2017
We are sitting in the bus to Tehran and are stuck since one hour (17.7.17). Engine problems! As the AC does not work it’s quickly getting very hot. We have expected to be in Tehran within 4 hrs to start our 10 bike free days. It could last till we arrive there. We compliment our bikes, no breakdown for 7000km or more than 400 hrs. From Bandar e Anzali we have flat stages for the next 600km as we follow the coast. We do not see a lot of the coast and the beach; the road is a bit inland. At the...

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