I am currently in Goreme, Turkey with another rider called Spud. We are travelling through Iran, Pakistan and India as well. Spud is British and I am German. We both applied for a tourist visa through the Iranian Embassy in London and we recieved 30 day visas, no problem at all, at a cost of GBP 47 and took 14 days. Vincent, another guy on the HUBB, had problems getting one through the Iranian embassy in Paris, so it seems to make a difference where you apply, which seems rather daft! As for political climate, I'll let you know if I come across anything worth mentioning. So far, in Turkey, everyone is wonderful - extremly freindly and hospitable.
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