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Approach (Istanbul -- Isfahan)

July / August 2000

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29 July 
Flight with a B737-400 from Bremen to Istanbul.
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29 July 
The railway station Sirkeçi  on the European side in Istanbul.
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30 July 
Golden Horn  and Galata Bridge.
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30 July 
By ferry to Haydarpasha.
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30 July 
Haydarpasha  railway station in the Asian part of Istanbul built in 1908.
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30 July 
The main entrance to the railway station Haydarpasha.
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31 July 
The travel route from Istanbul to Iran is marked in red on the map dated 1983.
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31 July 
With the Baskent Ekspresi ...
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31 July 
... from Istanbul to Ankara.
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31 July 
On the way to Ankara.
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31 July 
With the 4 Eylül Mavi  train from Ankara to Sivas.
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01 August 
By bus from Sivas to Erzurum.
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01 August 
Taxi stand and restaurant in front of the hotel in Erzurum.
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01 August 
In hotel: it's a wrap!
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01 August 
In hotel: relaxed!
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02 August 
By bus from Erzurum to Dogubayazit and by taxi to the Turkish frontier town Gürbulak.
 

Frontier passage to Iran

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02 August 
After passing the border of the Islamic Republic  at Bazargan the trip continues to Tabriz by taxi.
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04 August 
The view from Ark Hotel  in Tabriz towards Ark-e Ali Shah  citadel.
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04 August 
The view of Tabriz from hotel.
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04 August 
The most needful things are laid out ready.
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04 August 
Female visitors on the way ...
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04 August 
... to Friday praying.
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06 August 
The travel route from Tabriz to Isfahan is marked in red on the map of 2001.
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06 August 
Ready to leave in the lobby.
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06 August 
With the night train from Tabriz to Tehran ...
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06 August 
... built in the thirties of last century (German manufacture).
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06 August 
On the edge of Urmia  salt lake near Tabriz.
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07 August 
Travel by train from Tehran to Isfahan during the day.

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