Monthly Archives: February 2012

Encounters with remarkable Iranians

When I was planning this trip, I  found myself consciously resisting giving it any sort of name, brand image or overriding theme. Occasionally I thought I really ought to have some kind of running project to follow as I went along, but I felt much more keenly that deciding the nature of my journey in […]

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About time!

My my, I have a lot of catching up to do! And as all writers seem to do these days, I’m going to start with the end of the story, and then go back to the beginning and tell you how I got there. I arrived in Lahore yesterday afternoon, where this guy (who you […]

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And a plea

This is Sina. Johannes and I met him in the street in Tabriz and, as so often happens in Iran, within minutes Johannes had been invited to stay with his family (I already had a host for the night). Sina is also a keen cyclist, and was very excited to meet us because, in a […]

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A postcard from Iran

Well hello! It’s been a while. I’m now in Yazd, one of the world’s oldest cities, near the centre of Iran. It’s a grey, chilly day, and there’s the heavy scent of rain in the air, but I don’t mind, because I rode 136 miles yesterday, covering two days’ distance in one, so that I […]

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