Posts Tagged ‘Bojnurd’


An early night with zero entertainment seemed very appealing, so, a hotel was on the agenda. Only, we couldn’t find a hotel. Turn left at the roundabout and then straight on. No, back where we came from. Hotels in Iran are hidden, but, we found one. Didn’t find a restaurant though.

Some lamb heads

Some lamb heads

The road was straight and flat with a slight tailwind. We cycled some effortless kilometres along a wide, barren valley. The only interest was another police passport check.

View off the side of the road

View off the side of the road

Quchan seems to be very conservative. All women walk around fully covered in black. Even the hairdresser has thick curtains so as to prevent men from seeing women unveiled.

Hairdresser

Hairdresser


Some acrobatics as I escaped from our humble abode followed by a steep descent and then a long slog up to Bojnurd.

The road to Bojnurd

The road to Bojnurd

Again the scenery changed – from the bare high mountain scenes to a wide flat green valley, still at 1000m. Cycling you see the changes slowly pass by, and you feel the rises and the drops. Michael needed to get a new pedal, and so our destination was the bike shop. We now find ourselves staying with a friend of a bike shop people – a warm welcome in this sunny city.