This photogallery contains images of some of the lovely people we met on our travels through Iran. Big thanks especially go to the folk in Darab, the friendliest place on the planet!
Reza – our No.1 Guide and Top Man in Iran!
…Mags in Hijab
Went into a late night shop in Tabriz for some water. When the guy learned where we came from he asked to take our photo, so naturally we took his!
Mags with a crowd of well-wishers in Ardebil
So we stopped in Qavzim and this guy came up with a bag full of delicious Pistachio nuts; an offering for the crazy foreigners…
Security guys at a museum in Qavzim. Brought the bikes into the museum and looked after everything while we looked around.
Breakdown guy on the road to Tehran.
Leaving Tehran with newfound friends at the Parastoo Hotel.
‘Flying Carpet’ Salesman in Isfahan; insisted we come in for a chai!
Two budding artists in Isfahan.
Waiter in Isfahan
Door Knockers in Iran are sometimes male & female. One has a dull thud and the other a light rap so that the lady of the house can judge who is at the door and dress appropriately before answering !
Reza & Norm at a roadside Mosque on the way to Shiraz
These two ladies overheard us at lunch in Shiraz and wanted their picture taken…
Darius the Great!
Just before Darab we stopped for fuel and had pomegranate and oranges bestowed upon us by this little family.
Reza and his beautiful daughter Reya!
Kind Gentleman in Darab offering us some delicious flatbread…
Mags with one of the kids thrust upon her in Darab…
Roadblock in Darab… Here we are offered Pomegranate!
This gentlemen brought us a rice dinner…
Reza’s Uncle in Darab, cooking the best Kebabs in Iran!
Mr Mohammed Ali in Darab…
Mags with Reza at a Tea Halt
The Professor of Inlay at Zand Fort in Shiraz…
…The kind bestowal of a beautiful inlaid brooch to Mags, an out of the blue moment that was quite beautiful.
Our good friend Reza and family; wife Sayma & Daughter Reya.
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Hi Norman and Maggie
Am now back in france. So greaat meeting you. Hope all well. I’ll be following you.
Hi Mary, Thanks for the contact and hope the rest of your Iranian trip was as much fun as Isfahan! We are now in Dubai plotting our way on to India. Should have visas today and then the bikes will ship next weekend… Stay in touch! N & M
Hi Norman & Magi,
How’s things with you?
I really miss you.
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All is well here Reza! Bikes shipped to India today and we fly out on Tuesday… Miss you too and thanks again for being a superb host for us in Iran!
Hi Norman and Maggie. Best of luck for India and hi Reza from France. Hope you are well.
I think Norman and maggie are the best travellers you’ll get!
You know they are IRISH!!!!
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Hi Norman, I was looking for a wallpaper for my screen and I searched “shiraz highway” and stumbled upon one of your photos. I’ve been going through your site for the past hour and I’ve been fascinated by your travels. I was born in Iran but had to leave in 86 and have not been back since. I’ve traveled almost all 50 states here in the US and several European countries on my GS but my bucket list trip is to ride in Iran. Thank you for posting your travels and looking forward to seeing more.
Hi Henry, Thanks for the message and glad you enjoyed our site. Our only regret about Iran was that we had so little time there. With UK passports we had to be guided, which was expensive but even with that the hospitality was something really special. Hope your plans work out and you can get there some day soon! Cheers! Norman & Maggie
Hi Henri Norman and Mags.
I met Norman and Mags briefly in Iran.
I have been back since twice.
It is wonderful.
Norman and Mags where are you now?
If ever you come to the Beaujolais in France you are welcome.
Hi Mary, on returning to the UK last September, Brexit had stuffed many opportunities in the UK, so I found a job in Bremen, Germany and we have been here for just over a year now. It’s been really different and it feels like we are still on the road! Will keep in mind your offer for Beaujolais… same to you if you fancy a trip to Bremen. It’s a charming old medieval city on a river with a history of shipbuilding and aerospace so in many ways it’s a bit like Belfast. Take care and stay in touch…
Norman & Maggie