Batumi, Batumi

After some rough days of off roading tracks, bumps, more bumps and lots of curves in the mountain roads, we decided to stay in Batumi for two nights instead of our initial plan and just chill out. I still had plenty of Starwood hotel miles, so we chilled out in style at the Sheraton Hotel, which greeted us with an upgrade and a beautiful view over the Black Sea.  Continue reading Batumi, Batumi

Chaos in the stepped village of Masouleh

After leaving the Caspian Sea we headed to the mountains again, so we could visit the famous stepped village of Masouleh on our way to Tabriz (our last stop in Iran, before heading to the border and entering Armenia). The drive was a bit boring, but we were looking forward to being back in the mountains.  Continue reading Chaos in the stepped village of Masouleh

Heading to the valley and the road of no return

After Kashan we were supposed to head to Tehran, but changed our plans last minute and decided to check out the mountains instead. We were a bit tired of all the driving and the traffic in towns and heard that the scenery was quite beautiful, so why not? We then headed to a region called the Alamut Valley.   Continue reading Heading to the valley and the road of no return

Next stop: the town of Kerman

After leaving Mayman, we drove towards Kerman, about 165km away. The drive was quite interesting (although I have to admit I sleept through most of it! I know… I’m such a bad co pilot) as we passed through beautiful mountains and also a lot of big factories. I’m guessing most of people wouldn’t be that fascinated with factories, but coming from Dubai it is actually quite interesting for me to see varied landscapes. Catalin doesn’t really agree with me and says there are a lot of factories in Dubai – but hey, this is my post!  Continue reading Next stop: the town of Kerman