Content tagged with "borders"

Bolivian Border

So we finally dragged ourselves away from Cusco in order to head to Bolivia. We'd had a good run there, highlights being heading out to Machu Picchu (of course), staying at Yello River with Andy, Tati and Maya on the way there, winning the Pub Quiz at The Real McCoy (and sharing the bottle of wine we won with Sally, the fine owner and head chef), drinking countless coffees at Jack's Cafe and adding a bit more to our Spanish at Amauta Spanish School. All in all, a good, relaxing time, but all good things must come to an end...

A Grand Entrance

Once again the tedious process of visa acquisition has been accomplished and we've made it through to Jerusalem; the process has been far from simple, but may well be worth it in the end. Read below for more of the somewhat torturous details.

Dude, Where's My Passport?

From my last update back in Yazd, it's all been something of a rush. After bolting back to Tabriz on another overnight bus we were once again stuck cooling our heels near the Iran/Turkey border. This time the culprit was the Turks; for some reason the Consulate in Aleppo can issue visas on the same day for Thais, but the Embassy in Tehran takes an uncertain period of time somewhere between two or three weeks...

Luckily we had Farhad and Sohrab to keep an eye on us and keep us entertained and informed in Tabriz. Farhad had helped us out getting into Tabriz from the border when we first entered, and he and Sohrab made sure that we got the most out of Tabriz.