My April 2005 experience with Mr. Hossein in Iran has been outstanding.  Hossein met me at Bazargan (Iran-Turkey Border) Customs Office & accomplished all the complex paper work needed to obtain the permit for my Maryland-tagged 4WD. 

According to the Iranian custom's official, this permit could not be issued without a US "carnet de passage," which I did not have. 

Mr. Hossein obtained the permit & a few hours later we were driving to Tabriz.

Hossein is friendly & enthusiastic, he is also very knowledgeable about Persian history, art, and culture. Hossein's college degree in Persian history certainly helps him with his accurate account of historical facts. In my previous travels to Europe & Central America I have used the services of various tour guides. Hossein is a breed apart; he is experienced, speaks good English, loves his work, & guides his guests with care & enthusiasm.

I've been in e-m contact with Hossein since & I'll meet him again in late August 2005. Hossein will be taking me to the Lake Orumieh aquatic ecosystems, a must see for bird watchers & nature enthusiasts.

 

Nick M. Moghari, PhD

July 10, 2005
 

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