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Three more photos

July 31st, 2008 · No Comments

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Max

July 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Max, originally uploaded by desertaxi.

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Three photos from our wanderers

July 31st, 2008 · 1 Comment

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Esfahan

July 30th, 2008 · 1 Comment

We are in Esfahan overlooking the famous bridge. Up North to the Caspian via Tehran tomorrow. Will stay in Chalous.  On the way here got stopped by three policemen fascinated by our steed who found us short of water…needless to say Iranian hospitality kicked in.

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A phone call from an archaeological site

July 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Ed has just called in from an untouched archaeological site just off the road from Tehran to Esfahan.  He hoped that his father, who graduated some decades ago in classical archaeology, might know where they were: describing a walled town, with granaries, ovens, and working water mills and pottery lying everywhere.   The only advice the [...]

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TA 1194L 45 Driving south to E…

July 28th, 2008 · No Comments

TA 1194L 45 Driving south to Esfahan. Just got 40 litres of petrol for 35p

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Tactical setback –

July 28th, 2008 · No Comments

A usually reliable source reports that a TDT member has lost his wallet with his credit card and all his cash at a petrol station in Tabriz. While the errant team members name is being withheld in the sake of team harmony, the incident apparently occured while the unnamed individual was outside the car switching [...]

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From Istanbul to Iranian border

July 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment

After 14 hours of sleep we set about some shameless tourism in Istanbul. This entailed returning to the Hagia Sofia more appropriately dressed to go inside. The rest was very much needed after the rigours of the previous 2000 miles. Little did we know what was in store for us east of Istanbul… Before leaving [...]

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A loss and a detour

July 27th, 2008 · 6 Comments

A usually reliable source  (his mother)  reports that a TDT member has lost his wallet with his credit card, driving licence and $18, at a  lay-by on the road between Tabriz and Tehran. It apparently  fell out of his pocket while he was outside the car, switching seats. However, it’s also been learned that the shortfall will soon [...]

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Left Tabriz, now in Teheran

July 27th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Iran is wonderful. The people are so kind interested and helpful. Bought 30 litres of diesel for 28 p. In Tehran going to dinner with someone we met at a fruit stand. Amazing people we love it here.

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We are waiting at the Iranian …

July 25th, 2008 · 6 Comments

We are waiting at the Iranian border with the sun rising above Mt. Ararat. Sharing tea with seven Iranians

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Speeding

July 25th, 2008 · No Comments

Speeding, originally uploaded by desertaxi. Stopped for speeding fine in Turkey a passing Iranian stopped on his way to Tehran to negotiate a charity discount.

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Max was caught speeding. A qui…

July 25th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Max was caught speeding. A quick cup of earl grey brewed in the back helped negotiate a charitable discount on the fine.

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In the back of a police car. S…

July 25th, 2008 · No Comments

In the back of a police car. Stopped for speeding. Over a cup of earl grey we have negotiated a charity discount.

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Belgrade to Istanbul: Storms, bumps, brıbes and baths

July 23rd, 2008 · 6 Comments

We left Belgrade at 1700 yesterday afternoon, well rested and well fed wıth high hopes for the slog ahead. As soon as we started the engıne ıt started to raın. Thıs raın was to contınue for the next 300 mıles and ten hours, makıng for some quıte ınterestıng drıvıng consıderıng the complete lack of regard [...]

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Storm above Belgrade

July 22nd, 2008 · 5 Comments

Storm above Belgrade, originally uploaded by desertaxi. Having been consistently forced into the hard shoulder by lunatic Serb drivers we decided to stay there at the old girl’s lolloping pace, not in too much of a hurry to get to the storm in Belgrade.

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The taxi below the castle in Salzburg

July 22nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

The taxi below the castle in Salzburg, originally uploaded by desertaxi. Our very smart car, where we made our first stop for lunch in Salzburg.

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Charles demonstrates the joys of the hammock

July 22nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

Charles demonstrates the joys of the hammock, originally uploaded by desertaxi. Charles in his hammock, reading the Economist while enjoying the beautifully flat roads of Northern Serbia. We are sampling the delights that Belgrade has to offer at the moment. So far this has involved an awful lot of grilled meat and gunfire. We couldn’t [...]

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Team Desertaxi have left the E…

July 21st, 2008 · No Comments

Team Desertaxi have left the EU and are already feeling alot better. Now traversing the billiard table of northern Serbia.

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A navigational error led to a …

July 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment

A navigational error led to a brief sojourn in Slovakia. Back on track we are now in Budapest looking for a Turkish bath to deal with th …

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