Getting out of Tehran is never easy


What journey? I’m here to go dirt biking!


Four seasons in one day

I left the Turkmen Ecolodge in Totli Tamak with a refreshed body and a rejuvenated soul. My destination: Mirarkola. About 5-6 hours riding back toward Tehran. A friend, Mani, had recommended it as a place to camp up in the beautiful mountains. So with nothing more than a pin drop on a map, I set […]


A whirlwind of landscapes, climate and people


Good luck, bad luck. Who knows?

Life sans passport

Hi all, Well, it was so nice to get all the messages of concern and support after the suspenseful end to that last post! Comments, texts… nice to be thought of when you’re on your lonesome. I can assure you, the whole event was as dramatic as it sounded. So in the interests of answering […]


The jewel in the crown

Sunday the 30th of July would be the day I finally got going on my motorbike. After 10 days in Tehran I was itching for the odyssey to feel real. First stop would be Kashan. A short 250km ride from Tehran. Of course I was pretty nervous about the engine and the heat and despite […]

Nature Museum

How hard is it to get a bike out of Iranian customs?

I’ve broken the blog

Hi all, Installed a new feature for readers to subscribe to the blog and it has wreaked havoc. Uninstalled it, but the display issue remain. Therefore, I’ve had to change the home page appearance for now. (They pictures were overlapping on the home screen.) Will try to resolve in the coming days. The Internet speeds […]

Beautiful North Tehran

The bike saga continues…

Hi all, Well nothing is simple when you are in a foreign land, trying to complete a less than usual procedure when you speak about three words of the local language. So in short, I am yet to claim my motorbike from customs, but I am oh so close. More on that later. I’m sure […]