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Old 09-17-2008, 04:59 AM   #1
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Bluhduh Georgia, Armenia, Iran Info Needed

Hi Guys,

I'm planning a trip to theese 3 countries and wanted to know few things like:

- is it safe to camp outside and if you have some suggestions regarding this? (I'm asking because in my last trip to russia and kazakhstan i've had some problems with the russian police...twice)

- are there any motorcycle clubs in theese countries (in case I might need some help on the way; I must say I'm traveling alone)?

- I couldn't understand if it is possible to pass directly from Armenia to Iran (without going into the Azerbaijan - Naxcivan)

Many thanks!
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Old 10-13-2008, 04:24 AM   #2
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Hi Guys,

I'm planning a trip to theese 3 countries and wanted to know few things like:

- is it safe to camp outside and if you have some suggestions regarding this? (I'm asking because in my last trip to russia and kazakhstan i've had some problems with the russian police...twice)

- are there any motorcycle clubs in theese countries (in case I might need some help on the way; I must say I'm traveling alone)?

- I couldn't understand if it is possible to pass directly from Armenia to Iran (without going into the Azerbaijan - Naxcivan)

Many thanks!
(Not an expert...advice would likely be ridiculous coming from me...)

But...found this on another thread, in case you haven't already seen it:

Laleh Sadr
Marketing Manager
Pars Tourist Agency
Zand Ave., 71358
Shiraz, Iran

www.key2persia.com

Thread at: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=318050
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Old 10-14-2008, 04:35 AM   #3
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many thanks morriswf!
I saw that thread but it is more a discussion about the visa & tours and I'm not particulary worried about the visa or interested in making an organized tour...I travel alone
From my last trip I've learned few things like "safe camping" and "where to go if I have some bike problems" and this is why I asked the questions

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Old 12-02-2008, 09:53 PM   #4
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What time of year you planning on going?

Been to Iran a few times to work. It's nice but a guy on a bike is just waiting to get knocked over. They drive like crazy there.
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Old 12-04-2008, 03:39 AM   #5
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What time of year you planning on going?

Been to Iran a few times to work. It's nice but a guy on a bike is just waiting to get knocked over. They drive like crazy there.
Hi boer,

I'm planning to leave for Iran on May '09

I've heard that the driving is crazy but also in Romania it is not that gentle (of course I expect it to be a lot worse)

Anyway...I'm planning to enter from Armenia (Meghri) and get to Tabriz, cost of the caspian sea, Tehran, Qom and Esfahan

I will give you a pm with a few questions regarding Iran...

Many thanks!
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Old 12-09-2008, 07:11 AM   #6
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Hi,
Nice to hear you're going to Iran. I drove there this summer from Finland. And the people of Iran and Turkey are the friendliest and most hospitable people on earth. Trust me, you'll love it :)

About camping outside:
Iranians love camping. You'll see them everywhere with their little carpets and tea pots. So you'll have no problem at all. I was about 2 weeks in Iran and of that time 2 nights in a hotel (in Tabriz). The rest of the nights I slept in a tent somewhere in the wild. I never used a camping area, always searched for a nice place away from the road. Behind big fields, up on mountains, down in dried river bottoms.

Just remember that if someone (living nearby) sees you setting a camp, they will most probably come and say hello to you :) That's why I had always a bit of extra dried nuts (excellent in Iran), grapes, etc, to offer for my guests :)

So, camping in Iran and Turkey is the best. I also drove through Russia, but never camped outside there. Didn't feel like a good idea.

Attached a photo from Iran, close to the Bazargan border.


Photo from a random camp place. The road was about 2km away.


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Old 12-12-2008, 06:17 AM   #7
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Thanks "niklasbackman"...that is a good piece of advise ...too bad we didn't meet while you were in russia this summer; maybe next time ; anyway it looks that you've had a great trip

Regarding how nice Iran is....trust me.....I'm counting the days till I leave
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