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Tehranian city traffic makes Istanbul seem like a bunch of golf cars zipping along the course. Nobody gives way to anyone or even appears to be aware of any road user but the one slowing things down up ahead. Drivers harass their way through the jammed roads. Alas, after having had a very near miss with a truck in Gilan, this is not really new to us. whole new level. As we arrive, he has already booked a hotel for us – we should not worry about payment, he tells us, as he dealt with that. The next days we are exploring the stunning historic city with him or his friends and get to know and love it in detail. Soon we get the hang of it and develop a great fondness for riding bus lanes or one way roads in the opposite direction, like the majority of local motorized twowheelers. On we go, south to the city of Esfahan. Here we also have a contact Hannes got to know in Masouleh. Iranian people are famous for their generous hospitality, but our host Mehdi and his friends are at a REVzine | #10 spring / summer 2014 09

REVzine #10

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