Updated 17. Oct 2016

01 Atlanta - Wilmington

02 Wilmington - New York

03 New York - Montreal

04 Montreal - Kuujjuaq

05 Kuujjuaq - Iquaulit

06 Iqualuit - Kangerlussuaq

07 Kangerlussuaq - Sisimiut

08 Sisimiut - Ilulissat

09 Ilulisat - Rekjavik

100 Dakar - Dakar

10 Reykjavik - Vagar

11 Vagar - Odense

12

13

14 Odense - Zurich

15 Zurich - Corfu

16 Corfu - Adana

17 Adana - Tehran

18 Tehran - Isfahan

19 Isfahan - Karachi

20 Karachi - Mumbai

21 Mumbai - Colombo

22 Colombo - Phuket

23 Phuket - Penang

24 Penang - Kuala Lumpur

25 Kuala Lumpur - Jakarta

26 Jakarta - Denpasar

27 Denpasar - Broome

28 Broome - Darwin

29 Darwin - Ayers Rock

30 Ayers Rock - Adelaide

31 Adelaide - Melbourne

32 Melbourne - Sydney

33 Sydney - Hobart

34 Hobart - Queenstown

35 Queenstown - Christchurch

36 Christchurch - Napier

37 Napier - Rotorua

38 Rotorua - Auckland

39 Auckland - Tonga

40 Tonga - Pago Pago

41 Pago Pago - Kiritimati

42 Kiritimati - Hilo

43 Hilo - Honolulu

44. Honolulu - Hilo

45 Hilo - San Diego

46 San Diego - El Paso

47 El Paso - Corpus Christi

48 Corpus Christi - Cancun

49 Cancun - Chithen Itza

50 Chitchen Itza - Grand Cayman

51 Cayman Island - Jamaica

52 Jamaica - Aruba

53 Aruba - Isla Margarita

54 Isla Margarita - Cayenne

55 Cayenne - Natal

56 Natal - Cap Verde

57 Cap Verde - Mauritania

58 Mauritania - Marrakech

59 Marrakech - Cascais

60 Cascaix - Bilbao

61 Bilbao - Amiens

62 Amiens - Odense

63

64 South Africa Trip

65 Odense - Munich

66 Munich - Zell Am Zee

67 Zell Am Zee - Athens

68 Athens - Rhodes

69 Rhodes - Haifa

70 Haifa - Masada

71 Masada - Eilat

72 Eilat - Luxor

73 Luxor - Jiddah

74 Jiddah - Djibouti

75 Djibouti - Addis Ababa

76 Addis Ababa - Nairobi

77 Nairobi - Amboseli

78 Amboseli - Kilaguni

79 Kilaguni - Zanzibar

80 Zanzibar - Blantyre

81 Blantyre - Victoria Falls

82 Victoria Fall - Maun

83 Maun - Vumbura

84 Vumbura - Pilanesberg

85 Pilanesberg - Durban

86 Durban - Plettenberg

87 Plettenberg Bay - Stellenbosh

88 Stellenbosch - Johannesburg

89 Johannesberg - Cape Town

90 Cape Town - Windhoek

91 Windhoek - Sossusvlei

92 Sossusvlei - Swakopmund

93 Svakopmund - Etosha

94 Etosha - Luanda

95 Luanda - Sao Tome

96 Sao Tome - Lome

97 Lome - Ouagadougou

98 Ouagadougou - Bamako

99 Bamako - Dakar

Aa Dakar - Dakar

Bb Dakar - Lanzarote

Cc Lanzerote - Jerez

Dd Jerez - Paris

18 Tehran -Esfahan

29. Jan 2007

I spend most of Sunday doing sightseeing in Tehran. Sunday is no public holiday here, and to move around in this city as a pedestrian is a dangerous undertaking! Even on the pavements there is no safety as motorcycles use it without much consideration for people walking. To cross a street is an even  more dangerous exercise – the cars do not hold back at all, not even in pedestrian crossings.
 

Tehran is a dull grey city and the pollution is choking. 

Monday it was an early start to the airport. Mr. Askiri from “Safiran” was to meet me in the domestic terminal. He kept me waiting for 20 minutes. Getting to the plane I was told to wait again – and not to get into it….I guess that had something to do with customs.


So after a half an hour wait Mr. Akira turned up with the approved flight plan.
I had decided to cut a 2 night stay in my next destination Esfahan short by 1 day in order to have a stopover in Zahedan, as I had decided that a non-stop flight to Karachi from Esfahan would be to long. But Mr. Akiri was absolutely sure that this was not possible, as the authorities required a 72 hour notice for any changes! I am sure this is just another example of him just not wanting to be bothered to assist!

What if the weather caused the need for changes?
  

I was very happy to get out of Tehran…
 

 

After another climb up to 17.000 feet over the mountains, I landed in Isfahan, a town at an altitude of 5000 feet.
 

My dealings with Safiran was not over though – I had made the mistake of asking Mr. Askira in Tehran to have his local contact make a hotel reservation in Isfahan, and to check that aviation fuel was available. So I was met by Safiran representation – who did not speak any English. He had me wait for an hour on the tarmac before the fuel truck came. After refuelling he took me to the airport office, and presented me with the cost of his services…650 us dollars. In this country it’s equivalent to a teachers wage in 3 months - according to my guide book!!
 

And he had not booked the hotel I had requested.