14 novembre 2009

12 and 13th November: Esfahan

Thursday and friday are the week-end days in Iran. Therefore, walking in the streets of Esfahan and visiting the famous sights was great because people of the city were out as well ! We went through the Imam Square, its mosques and palaces, visited the Jameh mosque and came in touch with the armenian community of New Julfa where 3 splendids churches are beautifuly restored. Another Beetle was found in front of the city hall, though old Renault 5 are much more frequent. The city of Esfahan, called by some "half of the world",... [Lire la suite]
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11 novembre 2009

11th November: last day in Tehran

The shipping company has taken over the clearing formalities. However, we just found out that the ship left Karachi... today (instead of 8th of November, as initially scheduled) !!! It will arrive in Iran on Friday 13th... On a positive note, Foxy Shahzadi is now insured in Iran. We got it done by simply walking randomly to an insurance company's office and found very nice helpful people who got the job done in half an hour with complementary tea ! We are leaving tonight by bus for Esfahan. We will visit the city in the day time... [Lire la suite]
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10 novembre 2009

10th November: Foxy Shahzadi has a friend in Tehran

  At Imam Khomeini square in central Tehran, we saw a 1954 model Beetle !      
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10 novembre 2009

9th November: Iqbal Day in Pakistan

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09 novembre 2009

9th November: day 2 in Tehran

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08 novembre 2009

8th November: arrival in Tehran

After a week in Karachi where we were arranging the shipment of Foxy Shahzadi from Pakistan to Bandar-e-Abbas in Iran, the art on wheels tour is on the road again. Julien and Vincent are now in Tehran where they are working on Shahzadi's clearance from the Iranian customs before heading out to Bandar-e-Abbas to get Foxy Shahzadi. Our first impression of Tehran is great- friendly and helpful people; though the plane and the airport were looking pretty empty. Tehran is a busy city. We are staying at the Ferdossi Hotel. The good... [Lire la suite]
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