Apparently that’s what the crowd were chanting at the recent Supreme Leader’s speech in Iran, something that doesn’t bode well for my ongoing visa application.
It’s a tricky one, it really is. I so badly want to go that way, through Pakistan and Iran then into Turkey for the final road home. But now, as I sit in India waiting, it looks so unlikely it’s going to happen that way.
The problem is you just can’t pick another route and hit the throttle. No, it’s much much more complicated than that.
One option is to get a boat to Oman, but then that would mean crossing Saudi Arabia, something, for visa reasons, just isn’t possible. That rules that out.
Another option is up into China, then Russia or Borat country until I finally drop down into Turkey and carry on that way. The problem here is China, a country demanding of time and great lengths of money to arrange the import of your own vehicle; both of which I don’t have enough of. That rules that out.
The last option then is to fly due north from Delhi, skipping China completely and landing in Kazakhstan. From there through the other Stans and again down to turkey, possibly after crossing the Black Sea.
So as you can see, the current problems in Pakistan and Iran have ballsed things right up. I’m seeing a man about an Iranian visa on monday but I don’t hold out much hope. As for safety if I did go I hoping things would have calmed down by now and that most people on the streets don’t really want to kill a British man on a moped.
Sadly, it’s another case of traveling without moving
But at least I have some videos: