bernard and cathy
Hi there NZL from Delhi
Know the feeling - we sat in Erzurum for three weeks (after three weeks in Athens) and met up with Chris from Australia who also sat waiting for IranianVisa and, eventually, he also gave up on them.
They should all be taken out and ................................. (fill in the space).
They cost us a fortune in money and time having to rearrange route (Back across Turkey to Istanbul then ship to Karachi). The funny thing is the Iranian Foreign Ministry (after contacting the British Consul in Tehran) personally invited us (when we were already in Pakistan with a single entry/exit Visa!)
Iranian Visa are a Bunch of buggers and I wouldn't trust them as far as I could chuck an BMW.
Anyway, if you get to Pakistan through Iran take big scarf to keep the dust out of your lungs. We sat in Lahore coughing for about 5 days after travelling up through Pakistan but we loved Pakistan! Driving in India is 'interesting' BTW if you haven't done it. Be very careful as some of them drive on the left and some drive on the right - and they never use their wing mirrors. They'll take the paint off the bike as they pass you. Red lights do not seem to mean stop either................ (I might stop, I might not).
Hope things work out better for you re. Iranian Visa. We have our fingers crossed for you as we were pretty gutted not to be able to pass through the country. You heading home with a name like NZL?
Very best wishes
Cathy and Bernard