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Published: November 10th 2017
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We only stayed in Yazd for the one night because we neededto get to Mashhad to collect our Turkmen Visa with plenty of time just in case it is not given… yep we may not get it..any we are 2 days short on our Iran Visa… hummm
So anyway we headed north towards Tabas and into the desert.. We steadily climbed up to 2500mtrs again and the temp also started to rise..then we started to descend in to the low desert and the temp went up to the mid 40's.. then the low 50's… at one stage it was 57 degrees freaken hell it was hot… well hot outside anyway…. Yep we had the AC turned on and the in cabin temp varied between 23 and 26 degrees…. How tough are we… maybe not tough but smart ya mad dutchies… we had previously met a Dutch chap who only had windows for cooling they would have cooked silly buggers. Regardless stopping to pee was an experience
Anyway we stopped just after Tabas near an irrigation channel and camped the night, it was still 37 degrees at 9:00pm and then the mosquitoes came out… what the… where the hell do they live
during the day..so after a quick shower we went to bed where it seemed like we were still in an oven.. the breeze was blistering..
Awoke and it was still in the 30's… packed up quickly before the sun cracked over the mountains in full fury and on the road.
Strange day today… we got stopped for 4 police checks..well more like detained. The first one we were off the road having a cuppa and they drove across the paddock to check us out. Ended in us being escorted into the next village to have our passports photocopied. Each time they wanted Passports, the mood did seem to lighten once they became aware we were Australians… silly brits and Americans can only travel in an arranged tour with a guide… something to do with the attempted over throw of the current rulers…The Iranians do have a bit of a mistrust of the West spying in their country and I think two Foreigners touring in the backblocks of Iran is definitely suspicious so we do appreciate their need to scrupulously check all our documents, and search the vehicle although it has made our easy drive a long day. We have spent far too
long in Police Stations to get to Mashhad so bush camp again.
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