The Iranian Job

Well this is an interesting one. The Turkish side of the border has been very pleasant throughout, something that remained through the entire of Turkey. Of course nothing is perfect but there have been no ‘show stoppers’, no horrific events, no PKK kidnappings. Instead everyone I have met has been kind, welcoming, and hospitable. The officials at the Iranian border are a different story (well for Brits anyway).
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Lets Roll!

visa paperwork

Sorry it’s been a while since the last post. This one is a bit more on the words, rather than the pictures. Mainly because I’ve not taken many recently. So this is what’s been happening. Read More…

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Iceland to Sri Lanka – The route plan

passport and route

While planning the motorcycle route from Iceland to Sri Lanka I’ve tried to link up as many UNESCO world heritage sites and interesting things as possible. Using interesting routes of both road, tracks, and off road style riding. The route goes through Iceland, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India, and finally Sri Lanka. Read More…

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Paperwork, Paperwork, Paperwork

visa paperwork

I’ve almost arranged the paperwork side of things, here’s some information on how. Including visa’s for Iran and Pakistan, Carnets, and supporting documents.
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The SVEA 123R stove – its how old??

SVEA 123R Stove assembly

What a beautifully simple bit of kit this is. This SVEA 123R stove is more than 30 years old and still works like new. Actually with the congealed fuel that was still inside the stove fired up without being serviced. Although using only the key that adjusts the flame I disassembled and serviced the stove to be on the safe side. It runs on petrol, alcohol, meths, or anything flammable really. Using petrol the stove burns a clean blue flame so my tins stay clean. Perfect!

The most reliable camping stove ever

So hopefully wherever I am in the world i’ll be able to get fuel for it relatively easily. Anyway the plan is that this little beauty is reliable, proven, can run on any fuel, and is easy to look after.

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