For those that asked – I’m still alive…
For the last 5 days I have been in Batumi, Georgia waiting around to progress the Iran visa with Garth. It’s been a combination of frustration at the lack of visa progress and enjoying the company of fellow overlanders passing through.
Jindrich from Czech Republic was with us for a few days before he headed off to discover the rest of Georgia & Armenia and then Paul & Si from the UK passed through for a few days, they rode up the Coast and should be on a boat to Ukraine today.
We completed another Iran application form last night and visited the Iran consulate this morning here in Batumi to find they have a day’s holiday as it’s the anniversary of the death of Iman Khomeini. We’ll try again tomorrow.
So far I have used 4 agencies to get the visa (2 x UK & 2 x Iranian) sent a message to ‘The Minister for Foreign Affairs’ in Tehran asking for help (Ha Ha but true) and various Iranian people who have tried to help me, unfortunately no success yet. I will continue to try and get into Iran until I have exhausted every avenue. Garth and I have started to make contingency plans…
Having posted the visa debacle on Facebook there have been some great people offering me advice and support – thanks to you all.
The disappointment I am experiencing is softened by the blue skies and a beach only 10 mins away.
Getting worried, nothing for several days. You can see how I rely on this blog to know that you are all right! You may have to give up on Iran. At least you have had a rest from the bike, albeit an enforced rest. Miserable weather here, grey, wet and boring. Hope you can get going soon, take care. Mum xxxx
LOOK AT THE LITTLE DOOOOOGY!!!!! AWHHHHHHHH :):):):)