In March 2012, I left my home in Gloucestershire, UK, to cycle around the world. I have no idea how long this will take ...

Cycling in ‘Iran’

4 Mar 2013

Religion in Iran

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I’ve spent many nights in Iran on the floor of the village mosque or prayer room.  There are many advantages to sleeping in a mosque: soft carpets, a boiler and a water supply.  There are disadvantages too, the chief one being woken at 5am by morning prayers.  No one ever objects to my presence though.  In fact, the locals encourage…

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9 Feb 2013

Cycling across the Iranian Desert – Camels Ahoy!

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I am sitting in a quiet library in the desert city of Tabas chewing my fingernails with impatience.  I want to get going now but my head tells me that’s not sensible.  The desert demands a great deal of patience. Over the past six days I have cycled 600km from Esfahan to Tabas.  On average I’ve seen one village per…

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31 Jan 2013

Iran Overview

Posted by Will. 14 Comments


I have lived in Iran for over 2 months and have already seen more than I could have possibly hoped. There are a number of reasons why I haven’t kept the blog running recently: internet quality, censorship and numerous other fun things to do are among them. I suppose I’ve thought: “I’ll save the blog for a rainy day”. There…

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