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17th February 2013

Welcome home champion
Welcome home champion. It was a pleasure to live vicariously through your travels. Great blogs and fantastic photos.
17th February 2013

Is this the end of your travels!?
I certainly hope it isn't, and that you are planning other journeys in the future! So many people I've met ask me about the much sought after Australian work visa so I always explain two things. First, it is extremely difficult to obtain, and no, I am unable to help them since I have no idea when I will return to Australia. Second, though Australians earn a lot of money, the expenses are very high - so all I do is the covert the cost of items such as groceries, restaurants, public transport and rent into local currency and their mouths almost always drop open. I too consider myself extremely fortunate to have a kangaroo and emu on my passport; it has enabled me so many opportunities to chip away at the paint on this planet.
17th February 2013

Not in the short term
No travel plans just yet but this is definitely not the end of the road. I'll have to do some travelling vicariously through travelblog for the short at least. I'll be keeping my eyes on the site. Safe travels.
13th February 2013

Good to tell me that one day is enough for Teheran. What do you think, what should we visit and how long should we stay there ? We have only 14 days in Iran. Every time when I go on your blog I'm stocked your great picture!!!!
13th February 2013

Iran...
Hi again, the central market in Tehran is a great introduction to Iran and also Tehran. There is a palace, something along the lines of the palace/house of mirrors, a short walk from the market and worth a visit. There is a park referred to as the artists quarter with a great cafe and some ok displays, all free. It's in lonely planet, we can't remember the name. Buy all your currency at the official exchanges on the streets, not the bank, the rate at the bank is VERY low. Take hard currencies as no ATM's work for foreigners.
13th February 2013

Yay!
Just to let you both know - now that you are about to return to oz - I have definitely enjoyed following your travels. I feel that I have kind of accompanied you along the way! Thanks and no, laughs not lost to cyberspace! Xx see you very soon! Yay!
13th February 2013

Hello
Wait till you get the billion photos that accompany each leg of the way. Xxx see you soon.
11th February 2013

My heart swelled
I have long wanted to travel to Iran. Two years ago I told my husband that I wanted my next trip to be to Iran. After five minutes of silence came laughter and post laughter came, "Oh my God, you're serious?!" And somehow that was the end of that conversation. I had a similar response when I mentioned to a small group of coworkers about my longing to travel to Iran. I was so upset and sickened by some of the remarks that I never mentioned it again. As for my family, well they just blew the conversation off altogether. Since these instances, I have stopped talking to people about wanting to travel to Iran. I just wanted to say thank you for writing such a beautiful blog and once again instilling in me the hope that someday I too will be able to visit. It was so nice to read an uplifting and positive blog about a country that my country has taught its inhabitants to fear and steer clear of.
11th February 2013

Glad the message is getting through
Im flattered you enjoyed the blog. Iran sure has an image issue, particularly in The States. Yet the few Americans we met in Iran were treated equally as welcomingly as anybody. It really hurts the Persians that they are viewed globally in such a negative manner.mkeep the dream alive.
9th February 2013

Simply incredible
By going through this whole article, I can find quite a bit of resemblance in between the Indian cities and the cities of Bangladesh. The post was highly informative as well as interesting. This post truly has the ability to convince almost anyone to admit that; yes, India is really incredible! Greener Pastures
8th February 2013

Happy Hampi
Wonderfully colorful photos, and I´m relieved you could´t include the smells. Hampi sounds and looks fantastic--how great that you found it amidst the more challenging big cities, and it was there you got to recover from your only bug. Glad you liked India more this time around though that transport-monkey story sounds as if there are still challenges there.
11th February 2013

Thanks again Tara
You really are great for the ego.
8th February 2013

Hi, thanks again for your helpful advice. After some problems, now we get a visa without a reference number in munich. Can you tell me a hostel in Teheran? Best Wishes!!!! ak
11th February 2013

Hi again
Sorry about Teheran but I can't find our records as to where we stayed. We found a Hotel from Lonely Planet. One full day should be enough in the capital. It's not as impressive as other parts and is very busy. It's also much more expensive than the rest of the country.
30th January 2013

Please do slay the Indian rubbish problem
Continue your mission! This is the reason I avoid India - great blog :)
28th January 2013

Thanks a lot!!!
Thanks for your answer! I'm lucky to hear that! Where can I get a phone card in Iran? Do you have a good advice for a accommodation in isfahan? My 11 years son will comes with me, so I hope it doesn't a problem in Iran?! Many greetings! ak
29th January 2013

Oops
Forgot to mention. Yes you can get a phone card in Iran. We didn't use one as we just skyped but we met people who were using them.
29th January 2013

Hesht Behesht Apartments
Thats the name of the place we stayed in Esfahan. I may have spelt it incorrectly but I think it's in Lonely Planet. The rooms were large apartments with a couple of beds, only a couple of blocks from Imman Square and around $25 per night. Very reasonable. Good luck. I would also recommend you go to Yazd and stay at Silk Road Hostel - exceptional for rough. Ly the same price.
27th January 2013

Blessed that this is still free for looking.
Keep preaching it sister-brother, plenty more problems lay ahead that badinage can batter!
25th January 2013

Great
Hi, all picture are great!! Can you help me? or somebody else? I want to travel to Iran in March /April but the email-adresses in lonely planet for the hostels doesn' t work and of the web pages is no facilitiy to book. Thanks a lot!!! ak
26th January 2013

It can be a problem
Yes, email connections to Iran can be scetchy at best. In terms of finding accommodation, you really only need the first night then organise things by phone once you arrive. The people who run the accommodations are very happy to call in advance for you. Even for the first, not too many place are booked out and if they are they will help you to find somewhere else. Good luck and enjoy.
24th January 2013
The good guy

wow if thats the 'good' guy... :)
I'd hate to see the 'baddy' lol
From Blog: Kerala Kapers
24th January 2013
The good guy

Ha ha
He wasn't real pretty either
From Blog: Kerala Kapers
23rd January 2013

Pleasant surprises!
Such brave souls to revisit a place that had tossed you around, and how fab to find it transformed into a slice of heaven--it sounds perfect, especially that houseboat! I've lots of friends who've gone to meditation retreats in and around Kerala, so I think gurus agree with you on the mellowness factor. Look forward to wild stories of the north--good luck!
From Blog: Kerala Kapers
23rd January 2013

Nice!
.....makes me want to go! yep, officially on my list.... Looking forward to seeing you guys! X
From Blog: Kerala Kapers

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