19 juni 2008

Turkmenistan




In Mashhad we experienced the Islam religion by visiting the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza, a pelgrim place for the Sjiite muslims. Beautiful buildings and a serene atmosphere. After Mashhad, cycling again: the last kilometers of Iranian landscape are lying before us. Desert this time and we can tell you sweating is our main activity instead of cycling these days.




On our way to the border to leave this beautiful country behind us. We met so many nice people that we're quite sad to leave Iran for the unsecurity of Turkmenistan and the other Stans. But who knows: it might even be better!

13 juni 2008

Centraal Azie




Tomorrow we are on the road towards a new border, Turkmenistan. We don't know what to expect, but we are very exciting about throwing our scarf off and to drink a beer! In the meantime, we don't know how the internet is gonna be...so don't worry, we are still here but just a bit more silent...(but just on the internet)

7 juni 2008

Iranian website

Do you understand???
zie: http://e-astara.com/index.aspx?siteid=81&pageid=192&newsview=249

1 juni 2008

leaving las Teheran...


We just took our last dive in the pool at the 11th floor looking over Teheran...tomorrow we are gonne move on. Sounds strange, but even though we have the greatest place to stay here in Teheran, our bikes are waiting for us downstairs in the garage...and to be hounest, we sort of want to go as well: our legs are itching and our minds go nuts.


so on towards the east! Turmenbashi junior be aware! two dutchies on their way. (ok, we still have to get our visa in mashad...but still) We hope to keep up with you on the road...from now on, we don't know where we are going to be...but you know us, we come up with a good story, just for you!

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