The second part of Tehran was devoted to collect the passport, visas and apply for another one, while the second visit to Kashan was to meet Ibrahim again and go to the desert with him. In between, a side trip to the holy city of Qom to admire the huge Holy Shrine.
If you have read the previous posts, you probably remember we left our passport at the Chinese embassy in Tehran and we were now travelling around the country with a copy of the passport as well as a copy of the Iranian visa. Well, so now it was time to go back to the capital and try to arrange all the paperwork.
A guy in Armenia said: The best thing you can do in Tehran is leaving it. Totally agree with that. Unless you have to apply for a couple of Central Asian visas. Then you are likely to spend a few more days than what you wished in this bustling, polluted, noisy and not pleasant city. But not everything is bad: a few beautiful shrines and especially people make you have some good memories of this otherwise forgettable city.
As Internet is mostly blocked in the country, I was unable to update the website at all. Even if using a VPN to avoid the blockage, the Internet speed is so slow that it was totally impossible to do anything.
This first post is about Tehran, where we spent one week in two different visits to get the visas for China, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan and this way being able to continue the trip over Central Asia and into China. So, let's get started!
Born in Barcelona and raised in Olot, I've been interested in travelling since I was a child, when every Summer I crossed Spain from coast to coast with my parents. Listening to my siblings' stories about their trips all over the world also helped, as well as watching Around the World with Willy Fog on TV :)
As I grew up, and while I was still studying... read more