If you end up reading this post at some point after my trip is over it will be most likely because just like us, you were looking for details about how long does it take to clear a car or a motorbike when you arrive with one on the ferry from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates to Bandar Abbas in Iran. Well, the answer is fairly confusing. Continue reading Bandar Abbas car clearance
We raised a lot of friends’ eyebrows when mentioning that we would be driving through Iran. Indeed, the media seems to not be very favorable of Iran, and after reading most of the articles you would either be paranoid about being kidnapped or arrested. Continue reading Travel Safety in Iran
Deciding on what to wear when traveling in Iran can be a little intimidating. But the reality is that you will find that most women actually wear western clothes and they are not as conservative as other Muslim countries. Continue reading What clothes to wear in Iran as a woman
This week has been a completely crazy one, finishing up with my last photoshoot here in Dubai before we leave and at the same time trying to complete all the preparations for the trip. We’ve got pretty much everything sorted in terms of packing and the last thing we needed to do was to get the rooftop tent ready.
My friend Mladjan helped out with getting the tent down from the storage and mounting it on top of the car, but the cleaning was all me! This was a great opportunity to test out a couple of timelapses, which we hope we’ll do a lot more of during the trip.
Tomorrow is THE day when we’re taking the car for clearance to the Sharjah port and then in the evening board the ferry to Bandar Abbas. Stay tuned as we hear this is not a very straight forward process! 🙂
This is what happens when I go to the store by myself… Got us super useful stuff that we would not be able to travel without. Please take note and learn: Continue reading Preparations – extra shopping by Ana
As I’ve mentioned in the previous posts about packing, we’re not taking a whole lot of stuff with us as we’ll never be too far away from civilization to require us to be self-sustained for long periods of time. Continue reading Preparations – packing
Until we actually make a start, this will be an ongoing post as we are still putting the final touches with regards to what we are taking with us.
First things first – the car. As it’s mentioned on “The vehicle” page, it’s a Nissan Patrol Safari 2015. No crazy additions to the car, just pretty standard kit. Continue reading Preparations – gear
When embarking on a long trip like this there are obviously quite a few things to sort out and the process starts months in advance.
We worked out the main route fairly early as there’s only a couple of potential ways of driving from Dubai to Romania and realistically only one way – via Iran and Turkey. A good thing is that for this route we only need to get a visa in advance for Iran, with the rest of the countries giving us visas on arrival. That simplifies things quite a bit, leaving the car paperwork as the main headache. Continue reading Preparations – paperwork