Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Advisories and Urgent Information > Travellers' Advisories, Safety and Security on the Road

Travellers' Advisories, Safety and Security on the Road Recent News, political or military events, which may affect trip plans or routes. Personal and vehicle security, tips and questions.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 15 Jun 2009
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: boulder,co
Posts: 116
Incredible Images Coming Out of Iran

Iran's Disputed Election - The Big Picture - Boston.com
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 16 Jun 2009
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Southampton
Posts: 672
Just to add a reality check

Hi there,

We are currently in Tehran on the visa hunting game. It should be noted that although all those photos are genuine they have been taken at one or two places only. The majority of Tehran is AS NORMAL.

People are going about their daily buisness, and so are we as tourists. Obviously I am not saying that it will remain like this, but as usual the west's media is showing Iran as they want to and not how it actually is.

Having said that the protest yesterday, which was underground and illegal, was apparently massive and very moving for it's peaceful purpose.

We have quite a few journalists staying in our hotel and it is interesting to watch as they whip themselves up into a frenzy, and making sure that the pictures that come out follow the normal agenda. To me it would seem to be similar to being in London as when the poll tax riots happened, and not much more.

On a slightly differnt note, immediately there was trouble international calls, mobile calls, the internet and cable TV all stgopped for 24hrs .... even now the internet is more heavily censored than just before the election.

I hope this small update helps to keep the balance ........
__________________
Ollie

www.jollyfollies.com

Land's End to Sydney 2009
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 16 Jun 2009
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Buckinghamshire for now!
Posts: 638
Ollie, thanks for the level headed report. I'm afraid even the BBC have gone down the tabaloid route reporting these incidents.

Pete
__________________
Buenos Aires to NYC 2012-2013: www.facebook.com/curryhunt

India and back 2009-2010:
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 16 Jun 2009
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Cornwall, in the far southwest of England, UK
Posts: 447
Yes, thanks Ollie. Proper Job.

But just purely from a photo-tech point-of-view ( .. and I'm certainly no expert), they are indeed sensational pictures though, eh?! .. Fantastic 'moment in time' stuff.

All's well back here in Oggieland BTW.

Cheers

KEITH (in Newquay)
__________________
Right Way Round ...

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 16 Jun 2009
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Southampton
Posts: 672
Right

Yes ...

I think Keith is right though, it is interesting to see it happen, and it could well be a moment in time. Lets hope so for the Iranian people who, along with their cousins the turks have been the most amazing hosts to me and the other travellers here.

Just another point, it would seem that in theory there is no support for Armadinajad (sp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!), but we have met quite a few. Certainly no as many as for Mousavi, but still an 'interesting' amout.

Keep you eye on Cornwall for me
__________________
Ollie

www.jollyfollies.com

Land's End to Sydney 2009
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Most incredible bicycle talent I've ever seen SpitfireTriple Overland Bicycle Travel 13 2 Apr 2014 10:05
Chilly Chile on Two Wheels - Images, Vid sfarson South America 6 23 Jul 2007 02:15
Map images to draw the route on... TintinStrom Route Planning 5 31 Dec 2006 02:59
green card needed (coming from iran to europe) niels Trip Paperwork 3 4 Apr 2005 17:07
slides-computer images? merlin Photo Forum 1 20 Jun 2003 20:09

 
 


HU DVD Summer Special!

Now that summer is here, get On the Road! Take 30% off the Achievable Dream - On the Road! 2-DVD set until August 31 only. Get On the Road! Learn the tips to staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure!

Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.

"A fantastic, informative and inspirational DVD."

"It's brilliant - thank you very much!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'ONTHEROAD' on your order when you checkout.


Renedian Adventures


Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 21:13.