The Causasus & Iran

Being stupid

Being stupid

A motorcycle stops next to me. He starts a conversation with me in Farsi. I understand little of it but I see that he has good intentions. He reads my letter in Farsi about my journey. He offers to help.…
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Summer in Iran

Summer in Iran

A policeman looks at me with a deadly serious face from behind his desk. I smile kindly to him. From head to toe he scans me, then makes eye contact and ask: “Are you sick?” A large question mark pops…
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Thoughts from the Middle East

Thoughts from the Middle East

A year ago I decided to throw my life a bit upside down. Without much international cycle experience and together with some random purchased gear and a bike, I left Rotterdam on February 2, 2015 to¬†attempt to cycle to Singapore…
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A time out in Tehran [PHOTOS]

A time out in Tehran [PHOTOS]

Tehran is the busy, dusty and chaotic center of Iran. After four months of cycling from Rotterdam in the Netherlands I reached this city. A practical stop because I’m not a city lover. I prefer the welcoming interior of nature,…
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Iran, from Tabriz to Tehran

Iran, from Tabriz to Tehran

After some of the most intensive weeks of my life I arrived in a new capital. After Skopje, Sofia, Istanbul and Yerevan I am now in the capital of Iran, Tehran. I wanted to quickly pass the last 700 kilometers…
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Lav for Armenia

Lav for Armenia

Translated from the Armenian language lav means good. I use it as my love for Armenia that grow during the time I’ve cycled here. With pride I am on my bike again from a break in Yerevan. I just turned…
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Hollandia, Georgia, gaumarjos!

Hollandia, Georgia, gaumarjos!

Immediately after crossing the border from Turkey to Georgia I make a stop at a local supermarket. It’s always interesting what I’m going see in a supermarket in another culture. From the Balkans on, every country had something new in…
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