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Old Sep 3rd 2007, 9:27 am
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Hey... Has anyone caught a ferry to Iran then driven up and across through Turkey and into Europe, final destination Holland?
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Old Sep 3rd 2007, 10:07 am
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Originally Posted by mydogbitjesus View Post
Hey... Has anyone caught a ferry to Iran then driven up and across through Turkey and into Europe, final destination Holland?
Cheers.
I did more or less the reverse trip (UK to Kuwait). But I was only 7 at the time....

From memory, the mountain roads between Iran & Turkey are pretty trecherous. Not sure about how easy visas & border crossings would be, either.

If you find out any details, do share. I would like to do an Iran road trip (ferry to Iran, tour around & then return to Dubai/Sharjah).
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read They Saddle Dogs by Greg Hunt. He drove from Abu Dhabi to London, via KSA and Egypt etc. Really good book
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I'd love to go back to Iran before the war.

I was there as a baby
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I'd love to go back to Iran before the war.

I was there as a baby
If my plan ever evolves beyond the pipe-dream stage, I'll give you a shout...

I want to check out Isfahan, the remains of Persepolis, the Zoroastrian temple - not that it's the only place in the world with an ancient culture, but i think the context would make an interesting experience.
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I'd love to go back to Iran before the war.

I was there as a baby
yeh bring back the Shah
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Originally Posted by shakh your bootie View Post
If my plan ever evolves beyond the pipe-dream stage, I'll give you a shout...

I want to check out Isfahan, the remains of Persepolis, the Zoroastrian temple - not that it's the only place in the world with an ancient culture, but i think the context would make an interesting experience.
it's only 12 hours by ferry from Sharjah to Bandar-e-abbas!

I'd settle for a day or two in Kish to begin with, and that gets over the visa headache too
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Originally Posted by Inselaffen View Post
yeh bring back the Shah
errm, actually my baby years were post-Revolution
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yeh bring back the Shah
Are you a necromancer?

Originally Posted by JVR20 View Post
it's only 12 hours by ferry from Sharjah to Bandar-e-abbas!

I'd settle for a day or two in Kish to begin with, and that gets over the visa headache too
You may as well go to Cyclone as go to Kish...
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cool. when?
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cool. when?
where?
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Old Sep 3rd 2007, 11:37 am
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Visas are a real bitch. I'm looking into an Iran trip right now
 
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Visas are a real bitch. I'm looking into an Iran trip right now
Road trip or flights only? I read that the ferry company will arrange your visa & car tax. Will try to find the link...
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I was going to fly - Tehran, Shiraz, Esfahan.

I found one company which can guarantee visas quickly for around $250. It can take time I think.

A friend spent two months getting his visa (although he was going for work)
 

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