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Also, you're going from the most expensive gas in the world to the cheapest. $2 filled my 11.4 gallon tank when I got to Iran.

Thank godness for that - Turkish petrol prices are ripping through my budget.
Also thanks for the update Tiffany hope you are colling down ok now :-)

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Iran is a beautiful place with beautiful people, enjoy the ride.
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I'm sure I will...if I learn how to take my helmet off without showing my hair!!!

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HI Helen
the fuel isn't quite as cheap as it has been in the past, they are charging about 40 pence (60 cents) a litre. And although you're supposed to have a fuel card, the fuel attendants are quite happy to use their own cards.
as for the head scarf stuff, I just wear it under my helmet and also my chador is on all the time, which makes it easier when I'm getting off the bike as I don't have to scrabble around for stuff to cover up with. And the people standing around can instantly see I'm female which can be helpful.Tthe police were very nice when they caught me speeding, just gently asked me to slow down.
I've managed to cool down a bit by going for a dip in the Caspian Sea, though as the official segregated bathing areas aren't open yet, it was an open beach and I had to wear head covering and chador over leggings. I actually found that my bike balaclava worked best in the water as it was close fitting to the head. I then piled my bike gear back on top of my wet stuff and rode straight back to the hotel to get changed in my room.
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Thanks for this Tiffany - I was going to ask how to dress while riding. It's going to be soooooooooo hot! to wear everything with the motorbike gear! What length chador are you using? knee length or a little shorter? I'm trying to find something in Turkey everything is so heavy - I just don't know how I can wear that and the motorbike jacket and not get heat stroke :-(

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