From Holland to Australia by car

We met mister Hossein by coincidence at the border in Barzargan. He had just brought some tourist back to Turkey and was planning to go back home to Tabriz. But just before he left, he saw us coming by car from Turkey and helped us with the border formalities. And what a great help he was! He knew almost everybody at the border and we past the border within almost one and a half hour including the carnet de passage for the car. We had heard lots of drama stories about difficult crossing, but ours was very easy thanks to mister Hossein. We are a couple from Holland and are traveling by car from Holland to Australia, so Iran was on our travel plan. In the end we spend almost 5 weeks in Iran because the country is beautiful, but also because the people are so very nice and friendly. We think mister Hossein is a good example of this.

When we arrived in Tabriz, we visited Mr. Hussein in his hometown and together with his young Armenian friend Doro we visited two Armenian churches in Tabriz, went out for dinner and spend some time with his family. Through this way we would like to thank mister Hossein for his hospitality and the great time we have had. We wish him all the best for the future with his company, but we are sure he is going to make it. If you like to see if we are making it (or have made it) to Australia, please visit our web site mentioned above.

Astrid & Remco
The Netherlands
May 2002


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