After leaving the South behind we headed North towards the city of Yazd and then onwards to Kashan. Continue reading From Yazd to Kashan with a surprise in the middle
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
After an evening spent wandering the many bazaars of Kerman, we woke up the next morning, had some breakfast at the hotel and then loaded up the car with some provision for our planned camping night in the Kaluts. Continue reading The Kaluts
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
After spending Friday in Bandar Abbas waiting for the weekend to be over (weekend in Iran is Thursday and Friday) and customs to be open, we started the Saturday early morning at the shipping company getting our paperwork in order and then moving on to customs and the port to clear the car. The process took a total of 6 hours and a visit to 13 different offices and kiosks. Continue reading From Bandar Abbas to Maymand
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
The ferry trip was much easier than expected, apart from the fact that we had to wait in it for about 6 hours before actually departing. Continue reading On the ferry – meeting new friends
I am writing this while sitting on the Sharjah to Bandar Abbas ferry waiting to depart towards Iran (thank you WordPress for the mobile app!).
It has been a bit of a long day in terms of waiting as the formalities were very quick, but because of Ramadan you have to do the imigration processes quite early and we ended up being on the ferry since 5pm with the expected departure time being around 10pm. Continue reading And we’re off!
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