Leaving Turkey-Entering İran (Scams for insurance)
All thanks go to our friend Steve Crosswell who is riding to Uganda through İrani,Dubai and Djibuti. He is the explorer of this route from Turkey to Mid Africa excluding Syria and Egypt. If needed you can ask us for more information about ferries...
The leaving of Turkey took about ten minutes and that only because there is no '0' in Turkish numerology. A short hiccup when the electric motor for the Iron gate into Iran cratered and volunteers ( motorists) manhandled it open.
Onward into the unknown.
The formalities are fairly simple and nothing was asked for from a lowly tourist.
With a "welcome to Iran" I was on my way or so I thought, and this is the clever bit. about 250 metres down the road there is a final gate and there I was stopped by the police who collect the clearance papers and told that another stamp should have been given and I had to go back to the Red building to get it.Of course there were people there to help(scam) I was advised. Long story short it took another hour and a half to get insurance and the final stamp.I was lucky because I knew the price of the insurance (30 dollars) because the office inside the customs area asks for 100 Euros. Nobody speaks English but there is another office 100 yards away selling at the correct price.
His blog...London to Uganda (the safest route)
MAN ON A TRIP
Thanks a lot Steve..hope to meet you here again wish you all the best...