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usl 10 Mar 2003 19:02

Iran anyone ?
Hi ;

I am in Tebriz and wanted to know if anybody around. Would be nice to drink something and chat.

Nice Rides

james 10 Mar 2003 20:44

I was just wondering where you've got to. We saw Oeyvind in Lahore a couple of days ago, and he tells me you're planning to hook up for the return trip. Bernard and I are hoping to attempt the Iranian border later this week - currently in Quetta (without carnet!), so with luck we'll be heading into Iran after that. Let's keep in touch and meet up if our paths cross.


usl 11 Mar 2003 22:18

Hi ;

Nice to here from you again. I am planning to leave Tebriz around 17 march. Waiting for my new carnet here. I hope everything is fine on your side. My planned route is Hamadan-Ahvaz-Shiraz-Bam.

Lets definitely keep in touch.

Nice rides

jasong 14 Mar 2003 01:21

i am in istanbul picking up my visa...
headed that way (8 days from Iran)
...but i question my sanýty.
BTW ---i a US passport. not good.

usl 14 Mar 2003 14:02

Due to some religious ceremonies everywhere was closed for two days,including today, and therefore it seems that i will be here until 20th.

The planned route is : Takab-Hamedan-Ahvaz- Shiraz -Bam .. but who knows how it works out http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/ubb/smile.gif

Definetly trying to hook with Oeyvind on the way return and maybe for KKH.

Dont worry about your passport Jasong. This is a very very safe place. Even for you. You will be amazed for the hospitality to all foreigners.

Take Care ,

usl 25 Mar 2003 19:28


Just today i reached Shiraz. So if anybody is around it would be great to meet and hae a drink.

I am in Hotel Anvari- Room 232.

jasong 8 Apr 2003 14:55

Hello travlers

Made it to Tabriz yesterday.

My Pakistan visa expired 2 days ago. Can I get a tranist pass issued at the border or do I need to see the consulat in Tehran?

Other overlanders in Iran, please post
a where abouts, would like to meet up with other travelers.


The roads in south-eastern Turkey, (from Bilits) south to Van are close to tourist. The army turned me around twice! To save time and the hassles of being turned around...pick more central routes.

james 8 Apr 2003 20:05

Just so happens I'm in Tabriz now too. It would be great to exchange our experiences of Turkey & Iran, but I'm planning to leave for Bazargan tomorrow morning. I doubt you'll be checking this again today, so maybe we'll miss each other.

Just in case, I'm staying in the Ramsar hotel (about 50m east along Emam Khomeini from Fasr square). I'll keep an eye out for you tonight - haven't seen any other foreigners here. I'm planning to eat in Ali Baba's on Emam Khom this evening.

I heard that about the roads to Van. I don't have firm information about Pakistan, but I very strongly suspect that you won't get a transit visa at the border.

Hope to see you,


usl 9 Apr 2003 00:25

Hi Jasong ;

I am in Tehran now nd seems will be here for couple of days. I hope to get my bike fixed and as soon as it does, head for Yazd.

If you come by my contact numbers are
(21- its Tehran code) 882 3984-8 or better still 0913 - 220 3530 (mobile)

jasong 10 Apr 2003 01:00


Met James last night in Tabriz.
This HUBB is awesome! Thanks Susan & Grant!

I will be Tehran Friday, I am in Ghazvin now. Heading to Masuleh in the morning.

Which hotel are you in Tehran?
Have you found a good bike shop?

I will try your cell when I get to Tehran.

usl 11 Apr 2003 20:31

Hi ;

I did indeed found the best place in Iran. And will post in the related topic of HU.

I am staying at the guesthouse of Nouriani Ent. who are taking care of my bike.
Would be great to meet and drink something.

You can get in touch from the numbers below.
882 3984-5-6-7-8 or 0913 220 3530(gsm)

Hope to hear from you.

usl 13 Apr 2003 23:54

Hi ;

I am leaving Tehran tomorow morning for Yazd, and therefore the contact numbers previously given are no more valid.

Nice Rides ,

jasong 14 Apr 2003 15:46


Sorry I missed you.
In Tehran two more days, just worked out
a new Pakistan visa.
Esfahan-Shiraz-Kerman-Bam are the next stops. Well, I am sure we
will cross paths soon.

Take care.

usl 14 Apr 2003 19:23

Hi Jasong ;

I am still in Tehran and there is a slight chance i might be here tomorrow. Why dont you call the numbers and check ?

Will be great to meet.

See You,

james 4 May 2003 22:42

Roads to Van, Turkey

I noticed that Jason's advice above about the roads to Van being closed, has just been circulated in this month's ezine, so I thought I'd better point out that this is out of date. They are all now open!

I went about two weeks ago, on a return trip from Dogubayazit (sadly not by bike since my Enfield has died), and had no problems getting through the check points. No other foreigners there at the time, as I was told is still the case by a couple of Germans who had taken the Tatvan-Van ferry a few days ago. Van Castle and the Lake are great, so go there if you're in the area!


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