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Hossein has written to me now too! The same sob story. Luckily my email software has a spam-filter
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Hossein has written to me now too! The same sob story. Luckily my email software has a spam-filter
Now he's writing again and getting ar$y. Should I ever visit Iran, I'll definitely avoid this jerk and his town.
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Look who turned up over on ADVRIDER ...

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What's that silly saying in english...: " from the fat to the fire.." or something like that...?
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kindness in Iran

oh... meant to say.

I experienced a lot of kindness in Iran.

I dropped my video camera rendering it useless. I took it to an authorised repairer in Yazd after trying to buy a replacement the night before thinking it was dead. The guys fixed it in a few hours and handed it back refusing payment. I was gobsmacked and virtually threw 200 Euros at them saying I nearly bought a cheap one the night before for a lot more than that. They refused saying "this is our gift to you"

I offered what I reckon is a weeks wages and they refused!
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Hossein has written to me now too! The same sob story. Luckily my email software has a spam-filter
Watch out! Your spam box will explode. I'm still getting mails, at least one per day...

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Now he's writing again and getting ar$y. Should I ever visit Iran, I'll definitely avoid this jerk and his town.

It looks like he didn't understand the phrase, properly? He obviously got the msg. like "When in a hole, dig faster...!!"
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Now he's writing again and getting ar$y. Should I ever visit Iran, I'll definitely avoid this jerk and his town.:
This thread is entertaining. Care to post what he wrote, so we can all have a look and a laugh??
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This thread is entertaining. Care to post what he wrote, so we can all have a look and a laugh??
I don't think it's appropriate to post personal emails, particularly not from someone whose first language isn't English. I don't wish to belittle the man.

The fact that he seems to have p!ssed several travellers off and is now spamming all and sundry in a (failed?) attempt to "restore" his reputation is enough for me.
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Hi all. This was a good thread for me to read since we´ll be going to Iran this summer. And we´ve been contacted by Hossain in Urmia. He has been very friendly this far but.... I´ll have a chat with him about this.

I don´t write here enough but this is indeed the best place on the internet for travelling bikers. Thanks all.

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1 hour ago got a message from him requesting to be friends on facebook and talk..He has a new page on blogspot trying to advertise with a different name...Whoever I meet here at the club in İstanbul,has same different sad stories with him...
https://www.facebook.com/groups/kuzgunmotor/

On the other hand, all people you will meet on the road in İran are really sincere,honest and friendly...Cheap,clean places to stay and nice food..mmm.
Great gardens where you will meet great and helpful local people...No need to have prebooking,etc..Been there 5 times..A member just passed through and in Lahore now..

I meet about 100 bikers at our club every year from both directions and we are good friends with all since then..Never have heard any bad stories since many years except this one, and the civil guys at the border gates trying to exchange money and sell fake insurance policy by hand...

Turkey has 3 international bordergates with Iran(north to south)
1-Dogubeyazıt-Gürbulak...most popular one..
2-Van Kapıköy..best as closer if you plan to enter iran after nemrut visit.
3-Hakkari-Esendere???

1 and 2 is ok but the third one is the most south one,still some safety problems in the area and many military check points there...

All questions for current and right information always welcome..

Wish you all the best.

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This thread is entertaining. Care to post what he wrote, so we can all have a look and a laugh??
I agree with Chris, that's not very polite to place his msg. here. But in other hand, how polite is this guy with all the travellers passing by....??

I will not post his orig. msg, because it's the same every time. He pretends that he has no idea what we are talking about in here and everything is totally different and that he is doing everything and absolutly just because of helping other people.... ??

In the ADV-forum he also appreciates posting a link to this HU-thread....
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1 hour ago got a message from him requesting to be friends on facebook and talk..He has a new page on blogspot trying to advertise with a different name...Whoever I meet here at the club in İstanbul,has same different sad stories with him...
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Is there phrase in Farsi equivalent to "When in a hole, stop digging"? If Hossein carries on at this rate, he'll reach the centre of the earth pretty soon.
He is obviously still digging very hard!!!

And Hellboy, I had the same intension like you - because I already heard strange stories about him before getting there and this thread wasn't even started that time - and I wanted to make my own point of view and so went there. I guess you know how it turned out by following this thread.....


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Turkey has 3 international bordergates with Iran(north to south)
1-Dogubeyazıt-Gürbulak...most popular one..
2-Van Kapıköy..best as closer if you plan to enter iran after nemrut visit.
3-Hakkari-Esendere???

1 and 2 is ok but the third one is the most south one,still some safety problems in the area and many military check points there...

All questions for current and right information always welcome..
We left Iran right away from Urmia into the boarder no. 3 and it was just a big mess. Not officially dressed people are making all the signituares and hundreds of smugglers (?) on both sides running around without any controll and obligation. 10 year old kids on both sides (the same kids!!!) running around with the soldiers. One of those kids suddenly took my passport and carnet and just dissapeared. That was the moment when my bloodpressure finally started increasing very fast...
In the end everything worked out well and we could ride into the very wonderful area of south-east Anatolia. The Kurdish people out there are amazing and offered us a great hospitality!!

Entering Iran at gate no. 1 we had to pay a bribe for nothing. So I guess every boarder has its "speciality"...

All the best to everyone and will enter Iran next summer again!!

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From a real person who is already met me....

Hello Alex!
I cannot confirm your experiences. We were travelling to Iran this year (four bikers on their own KTMs - Enduristan: Salam Alaikum Iran) and Hossein was waiting for us half a day at the border. When we finally passed the turkish side he helped us with the iranian post and then he hosted us for three days at the place of his parents, which were really friendly to us. We could spend time in their backyard and rest for a while and even maintained our motorbikes there. As there were four of us, we occupied the house these days nearly completely.
I know, he is hosting a lot of people and I could understand, if his parents get "fed up" of guests every once in a while.

As I was travelling five months this year in twenty different countries, I can state, that the iranians are one of the friendliest and most hospitable people I met. Of course, Hossein is a motorbike-enthusiastic young man, and he might not comprehend all the needs of a "poor" tourist. But you should take into account, that we as tourists have to adapt to the countries we travel, not the other way around.
That means for me: I never set my expectations too high, then I don't get disappointed!

Wish you more luck next time!

Best regards from Bogotá,

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A real experinece from somebody who met him!!

Congratulations Matthias!

Maybe you are one of the only lucky dudes at his place! Or maybe he and his father were scared and didn't rip you off becuase you were four people...??

And which expectations? We had absolutly no expectations. We were and are always happy about every single soup or glas of water we got offered. But throwing sick people out on the street without any warning has nothing to do with too high expactations...

And by the way, what a strange deal is this, that his account is working again but used by sbdy. else who has to proof Hosseins great character one more time...????????????????????????????
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have you done it to Georgia from Bulgaria by ship..If so, can you share your experiences on this more important point on a different thread..

Seems more biker friends will be in need of this solution in 2013 if Iran will be a more problem this time for bikers to enter and ride through.

Wish you all the best.

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He asked us for 80 usd for two days!!! We give him 60 and we really regret it!
We also had bad experience with changing the money in the bank, missing around 100 bucks at that day exchange rate.
we told that they have to charge every day and they accept it happily
and i took him to the bank for changing money and official rate was low,thats surly is not my Fault
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