01-07-2008 Tehran, Iran km:130,421
A Spanish around the world cyclist told me "Tehran is most boring capital city in the world!" I agree him.
There are nothing interesting to see. The traffics are so crazy and
dangerous always. Air pollution is terrible! People are not
friendly. Food and everything are more expensive than other town in Iran..... Only good things for me is that I met nice and friendly cyclists.
But I must stop here to get Uzbekistan visa for a week and Azerbaijan visa. It is quite expensive to stay at hotel and eat at restaurant. But when I contacted Mr. Bijan who is member of Warm Shower List by Internet. His friend quickly come to caught me and took me to his house. He is so kindly person and I am very happy to stay with his family. I enjoy Iranian local food! Bijan and his friend Meysan took me to several part of Tehran by bicycle. It is terrible crazy traffic city. But I could learn how to cycle here without accidents. Uzbekistan embassy is 20 km up hill and a lot of traffics everyday, but I did not get any accidents.
Thanks Bijan and Meysan and family for your great help.
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Bastien who is French around the world cyclist started his journey 4 month ago from his hometown at France. www.bastiendemange.com
Jui-Ting who is Taiwanese cyclist cycle from Istanbul to Taiwan.
Bijan Tousi who is Iranian cyclist invited us to stay his house. www.warmshowers.org
During I stayed at Tehran, I saw traffic accident everyday at street and also I heard traffic accident about Swiss cyclist....
"Sabine, riding from home to Laos, has had a bad accident in Tehran. A car hit her from behind in the motorway and her face was hurt badly. She had a surgery yesterday and is feeling good under the circumstance. Some bones in her face were broken, her nose and some teeth. She will now go back to Switzerland as soon as possible....Her dream was cycle from Switzerland to Mongolia....." www.streifzuege.ch