Some more days than expected spent in Trabzon but finally got the Iranian visa, so we have already changed country and we are now in Georgia.
Getting the visa for Iran wasn't finally as straightforward as it seemed. Of course there had to be some compications and these were that after showing up at the consulate in Trabzon on Friday (as they had told us) it turned up that the visas were not ready. They hadn't got an answer from the embassy in Tehran and we must wait until Monday. The 10 or 12 people of us who applied for visas were not really happy. A weekend in between with nothing to do. The consulate kept our passports, so we could not even go to Georgia for the weekend and come back. Some decided to go to Erzurum, some somewhere else, but being on a low budget and not really interested in the surroundings of Trabzon, decided to stay in town.
After going back to Ankara and two more visits to the Tajikistan consulate, we finally got the Tajik visa! Then 10 hours of bus to get to Trabzon and apply for the Iranian visa.
After the interesting video conference with the students of Centre d'Estudis Prat in Barcelona where they proposed the first challenges to be done, we took a bus back to Ankara, where we arrived after 5 hours. Turkish long distance buses are really cool. They have comfy and wide seats, wifi, a screen on every seat where you can charge your phone, watch TV, play games, etc. and they also have a catering service and you are getting food and drinks every now and then. Exactly the same as Spanish buses :P
In Ankara we stayed again at Mutlu's place. He was quite surprised: "you're like a boomerang, you go and you come back". Yes, exactly like a boomerang thanks to the Tajik embassy. We finally spent 3 nights in Ankara when it was not even in the plan stopping there.
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