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Offline RobbieH

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« on: March 26, 2021, 06:42:48 am »
Has anyone here travelled through Iran.

I only hear amazing stories.

Carnet is an issue so if anyone has experience please share.

My reasearch says i can get one in Dubai from automobile associstion there but need so AA to give me a letter of no objections even if SA AA own website says they got zero juristicion in Iran and dont provide carnet for Iran.
Also need to pay roughly 2000euro deposit on bike, refund on exit of bike out of Iran and return of carnet to Dubai.

Also some Iranians can provide service of fixers per say they somehow guarantee the deposit for you so no deposit per say but then you do a temp import. No carnet. Again stories i read but this is only at sime borders apparently. Where im crossing in Bandar Abbas the fixer says doesnt work there. No idea why.

Any one got info on doung temp import in Iran and other info at all??

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Re: Iran
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2021, 07:26:28 am »
Got no idea but please share your experience if you make it through.
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Re: Iran
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2021, 09:17:19 am »
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Re: Iran
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2021, 04:12:19 pm »
I have spent some time in Iran, work related. I didn't drive myself but since my work involves going to remote mining sites,.i did see a bit of.the country. It is great. English unfortunately not widely spoken. South Africans generally welcome, since we helped Iran with oil sanction busting. People are great. But learn beforehand what is good behaviour and what can get you into serious kak. Respect Islam (when done right, it is a beautiful religion). Roads are excellent, way better than SA. It's not a country of insane ragheads going ape, as portayed by western media. People are well educated, highly cultured and proud of their Persian heritage. Their culture is the origin of most western bloodlines and indeed culture as well. There are heaps that I still want to see. One will need more than a month to do justice to the geographic variety and cultural depth. I'd love to take my wife on a long holiday there. My perception was that corruption is not really practiced, so I would be wary of trying shortcuts.
 
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Re: Iran
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2021, 03:43:52 am »
You also need to keep in mind having been there will follow along in your passport shadow, i.o. w. certain countries will make it difficult for you to enter or get a visa to enter due to your having been to Iran. Not saying donít go there, by all means do, but the world at large has an issue with the Iranian regime.
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Re: Iran
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2021, 03:51:07 am »
I would love to visit Iran.
 

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Re: Iran
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2021, 04:57:42 am »
Try to get hold of the famous 'Loise', she is the author of 'Loise on the loose' and a few more. UK lady.
She is to my knowledge the first woman to do cross continental tours on a motorbike and has done the Americas - all of it from North to South....
She has done Iran and Kinga of 'on her bike' has also done Iran and Kinga is on FB and will answer your queries, she is very kind.
https://www.loisontheloose.com
https://onherbike.com

You can find both through the above links on fb and lots of info on their pages.
Kinga has stayed with an Iranian family, she has been married to an Iranian man years back if I'm not mistaken and she also love the country.

Iran is an amazing experience and although not on my list of favourites definitely on many others and well worth it. I personally think it is way more safe than South Africa, you don't hear often of crime and the extremists keeps mostly to the borders.
 

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Re: Iran
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2021, 06:51:32 am »
Try to get hold of the famous 'Loise', she is the author of 'Loise on the loose' and a few more. UK lady.
She is to my knowledge the first woman to do cross continental tours on a motorbike and has done the Americas - all of it from North to South....
She has done Iran and Kinga of 'on her bike' has also done Iran and Kinga is on FB and will answer your queries, she is very kind.
https://www.loisontheloose.com
https://onherbike.com

You can find both through the above links on fb and lots of info on their pages.
Kinga has stayed with an Iranian family, she has been married to an Iranian man years back if I'm not mistaken and she also love the country.

Iran is an amazing experience and although not on my list of favourites definitely on many others and well worth it. I personally think it is way more safe than South Africa, you don't hear often of crime and the extremists keeps mostly to the borders.

Margus, the Tsiklonaut on ADVENTURE RIDER similar, they went through Iran, but he is Estonian, Pakistan was more dangerous by far than Iran I think.  :sip:  Oh Tom, I think you would enjoy his Photo's.

https://advrider.com/f/threads/from-estonia-with-love-round-the-world.480532/page-157#post-36386265
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Re: Iran
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2021, 02:16:56 am »
Try to get hold of the famous 'Loise', she is the author of 'Loise on the loose' and a few more. UK lady.
She is to my knowledge the first woman to do cross continental tours on a motorbike and has done the Americas - all of it from North to South....
She has done Iran and Kinga of 'on her bike' has also done Iran and Kinga is on FB and will answer your queries, she is very kind.
https://www.loisontheloose.com
https://onherbike.com

You can find both through the above links on fb and lots of info on their pages.
Kinga has stayed with an Iranian family, she has been married to an Iranian man years back if I'm not mistaken and she also love the country.

Iran is an amazing experience and although not on my list of favourites definitely on many others and well worth it. I personally think it is way more safe than South Africa, you don't hear often of crime and the extremists keeps mostly to the borders.

Margus, the Tsiklonaut on ADVENTURE RIDER similar, they went through Iran, but he is Estonian, Pakistan was more dangerous by far than Iran I think.  :sip:  Oh Tom, I think you would enjoy his Photo's.

https://advrider.com/f/threads/from-estonia-with-love-round-the-world.480532/page-157#post-36386265

Yes absolutely amazing and incredible adventure and pictures to tell the story
I personally get drenched in cold sweat only by my memories in northern Pakistan and Southern Afghanistan...the radicals stronghold,  the worse of worse war loards and poppy smugglers...pok people there are a few pokken places I never want to visit ever again in my life.
However; there are so many hidden gems (to us westerners) in the Middle east.
Most people are so but so wrong about the middle east, especially Libanon. So many places I would love to visit there, one lifetime is way to short and the funds to travel the biggest challenge to most of us.
 

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Re: Iran
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2021, 12:09:03 pm »
A lot of the info you are looking for you can get on this Facebook group: Overland in Iran. https://www.facebook.com/groups/201937063640691 And probably Horizons Unlimited as well.
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Re: Iran
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2021, 12:45:32 pm »
Years ago, an Australian couple toured the world on a pair of DR650's, Michael and Tanya Nayda.

They had spent quite some time in Iran, and absolutely loved the country.