Dressing up as Canadians is tacky. I'm a Canadian and dispise this way of travelling. Be proud of what you are, and be human, and people will accept you for yourself. Besides maskerades will not help you get an Iranian visa. It's difficult to go past Iran on a RTW. You can go via Russia and ship from Vladivostok to Japan by ship, and from Japan you can ship anywhere by airfreight, provided you bring money, which you do. US$35,000 is adequate for a year, and you can even splurge on this budget. My suggestion: try for the Iranian visa at their embassy in Ottawa, Canada, from where you'll probably ship your bike to London (the cheapest way), but be aware of the fact that an Iranian visa is valid only for three months from the date of issue. This will limit your "intensive" tour of Europe. You can, of course, apply toward the end of your European tour at their embassy in Berlin, or in another European capital. Iranian visas generally take 21 days to come through. So apply, do your touring, and call the embassy repeatedly to find out if your horse has come in. Of course you can go via South America or Africa, and ship from Buenos Aires or from Nairobi to, let's say, New Delhi, and continue from there. With plenty of money many things are possible, except getting an Iranian visa.