Truck the World | Silk Road Leg Teheran Osh 2016

Returning by air to Teheran we continued on Silk Road for 5 weeks  visiting Iran’s Yazd, Shiraz, Kerman, Dasht-E-Luth Desert and Mashhad. Transit through Türkmenistan to Uzkbehistan continuing to Chiva, Buchara, Samarkand and Tashkent. In Kazakhstan we visited famous Almaty, drove back to Bishkek and stored our truck in Osh, Kyrgyzstan, 7.000 km in total. Again we returned home for business by air.

Our Route Teheran Osch
Our Route Teheran Osh

IRAN

Our truck was found safe and expected us in the morning dew close to Tehera Khomeini Airport.

Our Truck Waiting in Teheran | Iran
Our Truck Waiting in Teheran | Iran
Friends Waiting, too in Meshed | Iran
Friends Waiting, too, in Meshed | Iran
Entrance to Shah Reza Pahlevis Golestan Palace in Teheran | Iran
Entrance to Shah Reza Pahlevis Golestan Palace in Teheran | Iran
Golestan insdie | Iran
Golestan inside | Iran
Modern Culture is International | Iran
Modern Communiction is International | Iran
Payday in Teheran | Iran
Payday in Teheran | Iran
On our Way to Yazd | Iran
On our Way to Yazd | Iran
Visiting Yazd Girls School | Iran
Visiting Yazd Girls School | Iran
Famous Wind Towers of Yazd | Iran
Famous Wind Towers of Yazd | Iran
Lady in Yazd | Iran
Lady in Black in Yazd Bazar | Iran
Heading for a Drink in Fahadan Great Hotel, Yazd | Iran
Heading for a Drink in Fahadan Grand Hotel, Yazd | Iran
View over Persepolis | Iran
View over Persepolis | Iran
Persepolis Main Gate | Iran
Persepolis Main Gate | Iran
Medes and Persians in Persepolis | Iran
Medes and Persians in Persepolis | Iran
Rose Garden in Shiraz | Iran
Famous Rose Garden of Shiraz | Iran
Tilted Tower of Shiraz Castle | Iran
Tilted Tower of Shiraz Castle | Iran
Oil for Sale in Shiraz | Iran
Oil for Sale in Shiraz | Iran
Tomb of Hafez in Shiraz | Iran
Tomb of Hafez in Shiraz | Iran
Heading towards Kerman | Iran
Heading towards Kerman | Iran
...through one of the World's Largest Saltpans | Iran
…through one of the World’s Largest Saltpans | Iran
Friday Mosque of Kerman | Iran
Friday Mosque of Kerman | Iran
Caraway originates from Kerman | Iran
Caraway originates from Kerman | Iran
...but Sexy Dresses Don't | Iran
…Sexy Dresses Don’t | Iran
.. but Friendly People Do in Kerman | Iran
.. but Friendly People Do in Kerman | Iran
Female Blond crossing Dash't-E-Luth | Iran
Female Blond crossing Dash’t-E-Luth by Truck | Iran
...Even through Sandstorm | Iran
…Even through Sandstorm | Iran
Invitation for Supper in Dash't-E-Luth Red Cross Station | Iran
First Tire Blowup after 200.000. km and First Aid plus Invitation for Supper by Dash’t-E-Luth’s Red Half Moon: Thanks a Lot | Iran
Dash't-E-Luth Colors | Iran
Dash’t-E-Luth Colors | Iran
Aligning Afghanistan Border during Heavy Rain | Iran
Afghanistan Border during Heavy Rain | Iran
Changing Money with a Little Help from a Friend in Mashhad | Iran
Changing Money with a Little Help from a Friend in Mashhad | Iran
Dress Code for the Holy Shrine of Mashhad | Iran
Holy Shrine Dress Code in Mashhad | Iran
And Guide for the Holy Shrine of Mashhad | Iran
And Holy Shrine Guide for Giaurs | Iran
Holy Shrine of Mashhad | Iran
Holy Shrine Party | Iran
Holy Fountain of Mashhad's Shrine | Iran
Stay Healthy with Holy Shrine Water | Iran

TÜRKMENISTAN

Entering Türkmenistan was weird with strict regulations and police presence everywhere, clean cars, empty streets and a Disney Land Capital designed to impress, not for people.

Welcome to Empty Streets of Ashgabat | Türkmenistan
Welcome to Empty Streets of Ashgabat | Türkmenistan
...and to First Beer after 2 Weeks without Alcohol | Türmenistan
…and to First Beer after 2 Weeks without Alcohol | Türkmenistan
...Second is to Clean your Car in Order to Avoid Police Stopping Türmenistan
…Second is to Clean your Car in Order to Avoid Police Contacts | Türkmenistan
Capital Ashgabat with Presidential Palace but without People in Ahsgabat | Türkmenistan
Capital Ashgabat with Presidential Palaces but without People | Türkmenistan
Imitation of Baku's Flame Towers in Ashgabat | Türkmenistan
Imitation of Baku’s Flame Towers in Ashgabat | Türkmenistan
Clean and Orderly Russian Market in Ashgabat| Türmenistan
Clean Orderly Russian Market in Ashgabat | Türkmenistan
World Heritage Fortress of Mithradates in Nisa | Türkmenistanb
World Heritage Fortress of Mithradates in Nisa | Türkmenistan
Heading North through Karakum Desert | Türkmenistan
Heading to Erbent through Karakum Desert | Türkmenistan
School Boys of Erbent | Türkmenistan
School Boys in Erbent | Türkmenistan
School Girls of Erbent | Türkmenistan
School Girls in Erbent | Türkmenistan
Sandy Track through Karakum | Türkmensiatn
Through the Sands of Karakum | Türkmenistan
Famous Gas Crater of Karakum | Türkmenistan
Famous Karakum Gas Crater | Türkmenistan
Famous Kenyaurgench | Türkmenistan
Silk Road’s Kenyaurgench | Türkmenistan
Visitors in Kenyaurgench | Türkmenistan
Lots of Native Visitors in Kenyaurgench | Türkmenistan
Cold March in Kenyaurgench | Türkmenistan
Cold March in Kenyaurgench | Türkmenistan

UZBEKHISTAN

Entering a country with friendly people and bad roads was relaxing though. Northern border post was closed causing a detour to Dashoguz.

City Wall Camp in Chiva | Uzbekhistan
City Wall Camp in Chiva | Uzbekhistan
Nuruz New Year Party in Chiva | Uzbekhistan
Nuruz Persian New Year Party in Front of Kalta Minor in Chiva | Uzbekhistan
Wooden Piles Mosque from 1300 in Chva | Uzbekhistan
Juma Mosque Wooden Piles Dating 1.000 in Chiva | Uzbekhistan
Wonderful Colors of Palace Ceiling in Chiva | Uzbehistan
Tash Hauli Palace Ceiling in Chiva | Uzbekhistan
Chiva Friday Bazar | Uzbekhistan
Chiva Friday Bazar | Uzbekhistan
Wonderful Minaret in Chiva | Uzbehistan
Islom-Xo’ja Madrasa in Chiva | Uzbekhistan
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Marriage Does not always Make Happy in Chiva | Uzbekhistan
People Feeding and War Causing Great Amur Darja Drying up Lake Aral | Uzbekhistan
Border River Amur Darja Creates Conflicts on Water Distribution: Lake Aral Dry-Up is a Major Environmantal Desaster | Uzbekhistan
No more Petrol on the Way to Bukhara | Uzbekhistan
No Petrol on the Way to Bukhara | Uzbekhistan
Clay Castle close to Nuruz | Uzbekhistan
Clay Castle Toprak Kala close to Nukus… | Uzbekhistan
as well as Bad Roads | Uzbekhistan
…as well as Roads Without Potholes | Uzbekhistan
And Wonderful Camp Sites on the Way to Bukhara | Uzbekhistan
Wonderful Camp Sites on the Way to Bukhara | Uzbekhistan
This Time Amira Hotel, Anciant Jewish Villa in Bukhara | Uzbekhistan
Amira Hotel this Time, Ancient Jewish Villa in Bukhara | Uzbekhistan
Impressing Room for Breakfast together with Malaysian Friend... in Amira Hotel.
Impressing Breakfast together with Malaysian Friend in Amira Hotel | Uzbekhistan
Kasakh Friends Visiting Bukhara | Uzbekhistan
Kazakh Friends Visiting Bukhara | Uzbekhistan
And Nice Restaurants at Central Place in Bukhara | Uzbekhistan
Water Side Restaurant at Devonbegi, Bukhara | Uzbekhistan
 Including Remainders of Silk Road Travellers in Bukhara | Uzbekhistan
Remainders of Silk Road at Devonbegi in Bukhara | Uzbekhistan
Including Remainders of Silk Road Travellers | Uzbekhistan
Native Tourists at Devonbegi | Uzbekhistan
Tourists Watching out | Uzbekhistan
Tourists Watching Kalon Minaret | Uzbekhistan
Wonderful Mosque... in Bukhara | Uzbekhistan
Kalon Mosque in Bukhara | Uzbekhistan
Impressing Wall of Bukhara Castle | Uzbekhistan
Impressing Wall of Bukhara Castle | Uzbekhistan
Jewish Synagogue in Bukhara |Uzbekhistan
Jewish Synagogue in Bukhara | Uzbekhistan
Jewish Cemetery of Bukhara | Uzbekhistan
Jewish Cemetery of Bukhara | Uzbekhistan
And helpful Peple after Tire Blowout in Dash't-E-Luth | Uzbekhistan|
And helpful Tire Repair during Nuruz after Blowout in Dash’t-E-Luth | Uzbekhistan
Camping next to Road and Horses under Observation of Locals | Uzbekhistan
Camping next to Road and Horses under Observation of Locals | Uzbekhistan
There is Dizel in Uzbekhistan, just watch out for trucks
There is Dizel in Uzbekhistan, just Watch out for Trucks
GUM in Samarkand | Uzbekhistan
GUM in Samarkand | Uzbekhistan
Tamerlan Watching his Samarkand | Uzbekhistan
Timur still Watching over Samarkand | Uzbekhistan
Tamerlan's Mausoleum closeby in Samarkand |Uzbekhistan
Timur’s Gur-Emir-Mausoleum closeby in Samarkand | Uzbekhistan
His Grave inside | Uzbekhistan
His Tomb inside | Uzbekhistan
Watch Repair is quite Cheap in Samarkand | Uzbekhistan
Watch Repair is Friendly in Samarkand | Uzbekhistan
So is Shoe Repair in Samarkand | Uzbekhistan
So is Shoe Repair in Samarkand | Uzbekhistan
Garbage Collecting Pays for a Family's Living in Samarkand | Uzbekhistan
Garbage Collecting Pays for a Living in Samarkand | Uzbekhistan
So does Classic Roll Baking in Samarkand | Uzbekhistan
So does Classic Roll Baking in Samarkand | Uzbekhistan
Young Girls Enjoy in Samarkand | Uzbekhistan
Young Girls Enjoy Fotos in Samarkand | Uzbekhistan
While the Elderly Enjoy their Tea in Samarkand | Uzbekhistan
While the Elderly Enjoy their Tea in Samarkand | Uzbekhistan
Tourists Enjoy the Mosques of Smarkand insted | Uzbekhistan
Tourists Enjoy Registan’s Ulugbek-Madrasa instead | Uzbekhistan
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Sher-Dor-Madrasa in Smarkand | Uzbekhistan
Tourists Enjoy the Mosques of Smarkand instead | Uzbekhistan
Bibi-Chanum Mosque in Smarkand | Uzbekhistan
Mosque Repair is Due in Samarkand | Uzbekhistan
Mosque Repair is Due in Samarkand… | Uzbekhistan
So they are Nice and Pretty as Background | Uzbekhistan
…Serving as Nice and Pretty Background | Uzbekhistan
Traffic to Samarkand Bazar | Uzbekhistan
Traffic at Samarkand Bazar | Uzbekhistan
Selling at Samarkand Bazar | Uzbekhistan
Selling at Samarkand Bazar… | Uzbekhistan
... is Female Business in Uzbekhistan
…is Female Business in Uzbekhistan
Including Headgear
Including Headgear…
...For Males, too | Uzbekhistan
…For Males, too | Uzbekhistan
Campsite on the Way to Tashkent: Cows all over | Uzbekhistan
Campsite on the Way to Tashkent: Cows all over | Uzbekhistan
Friday Mosque of Tashkent | Uzbekhistan
Khasrati Imam Mosque of Tashkent | Uzbekhistan
Uzbek Parliament | Uzbekhistan
Government Building in Tashkent | Uzbekhistan
Presidential Palace in Tashkent | Uzbekhistan
Parliament in Tashkent | Uzbekhistan
Decent Romanov Palace opposite | Uzbekhistan
Decent Romanov Palace just Opposite | Uzbekhistan
Pedstrian Area in the Centre of Tashkent | Uzbekhistan
Few People  in the Pedstrian Area of Tashkent Centre  | Uzbekhistan
Marriage is Common in this Part of the World | Uzbekhistan
Marriage is Common in this Part of the World | Uzbekhistan
Campsite Viewing Tien Shan Snow | Uzbekistan
Camping at the Road Viewing Tien Shan | Uzbekhistan

KAZAKHSTAN

Continuing to Kasakstan was awesome because Tashkent borders  were closed for International Tourists. So we had to go back South and take Chinaz for Shymkent, an additional 300 km.  Police almost everywhere and unfriendly with tourists who do not bribe.

Coal Mines in Shymkent | Kazakhstan
Coal Mines in Shymkent | Kazakhstan
Sik Road City Shymkent Gate | Kazakhstan
Sik Road City Shymkent Gate | Kazakhstan
Horses and Tien Shan all over | Kazakhstan
Horses and Tien Shan all over | Kazakhstan
Same for Weddings | Kazakhstan
Same for Weddings | Kazakhstan
Great View of Tien Shan | Kazakhstan
Great View of Tien Shan | Kazakhstan
Kazakh National Museum in Almaty | Kazakhstan
Kazakh National Museum in Almaty | Kazakhstan
Great Art Museum Entrance | Kazakhstan
Great Art Museum Entrance | Kazakhstan
Comfortable Museum Yurt: Kazakh Holy Shrine
Museum Yurt: Kazakh Comfortable Shrine | Kazakhstan
Almaty's Emblem: Big Apple | Kazakhstan
Almaty’s Emblem: Big Apple | Kazakhstan
View of Tien Shan from Almaty'S Kök Töbe | Kazakhstan
View of Tien Shan from Almaty’s Kök Töbe | Kazakhstan
...As well as German Tourists | Kazakhstan
The Famous Four have been here, too | Kazakhstan
View over Polluted Almaty at 7 am | Kazakhstan
View over Polluted Almaty at 7 am | Kazakhstan
Campsite near Horses | Kazakhstan
Campsite near Horses | Kazakhstan
Cemeteries are out of Town | Kasakhstan
Cemeteries are out of Town | Kazakhstan

KYRGYZSTAN

Reaching the final destination of this trip we drove to Bishkek and took Tien Shan Highway in Snow to Fergana and Osh where the truck was stored.

Capital Bishkek: Remainder of Soviet Architecture | Kyrgyzstan
Capital Bishkek: Remainder of Soviet Architecture | Kyrgyzstan
Impressing Presidenial Palace in Bishkek | Kyrgyzstan
Impressing Presidenial Palace in Bishkek | Kyrgyzstan
National Guard in Front of Presidential Palace in Bishkek | Kyrgyzstan
National Guard and Flag in Bishkek | Kyrgyzstan
Medical Cemntre for Average People in Bishkek | Kyrgyzstan
Medical Centre for Middle Class People in Bishkek | Kyrgyzstan
Bishkek Paradise for trevllers | Kyrgyzstan
Bishkek Travellers’ Paradise… | Kyrgyzstan
...And here is the Reason | Kyrgyzstan
…And here is the Reason | Kyrgyzstan
Tien Shan Highway towards Fergana | Kyrgyzstan
Tien Shan Highway towards Fergana | Kyrgyzstan
3.300 m above Sea Level in March Means: Snow | Kyrgyzstan
Tien Shan Highway Pass 3.300 m above Sea Level in March Means: Snow… | Kyrgyzstan
Fergana Means Spring 500 km away | Kyrgyzstan
…While Fergana 300 km away Means Spring… | Kyrgyzstan
...And Hand Made Fertility w/o any Machine | Kyrgyzstan
…And Hand Made Fertility w/o any Machines | Kyrgyzstan
Parking next to Cattle in Özgön | Kyrgyzstan
Parking next to Cattle in Ösgön | Kyrgyzstan
Part of the Project Displayed over Ösgön Bazar | Kyrgyzstan
Part of the Project Displayed over Ösgön Bazar | Kyrgyzstan
Ösgön North,Middle and South Mausoleums | Kyrgyzstan
Ösgön North, Middle and South Mausoleums | Kyrgyzstan
...Topped by Famous Brickwork Minaret | Kyrgyzstan
…Topped by Famous Brickwork Minaret | Kyrgyzstan
And Finally: View over Osh | Kyrgyzstan
And Finally: View over Osh | Kyrgyzstan
Classic Architecture in Osh | Kyrgyzstan
Classic Architecture in Osh… | Kyrgyzstan
...And Modern Soviet | Kyrgyzstan
…As well as Modern Soviet | Kyrgyzstan
Osh Bazar with Body and Headgear... | Kyrgyzstan
Osh Bazar with Body and Headgear… | Kyrgyzstan
Osh Bazar | Kyrgyzstan
…Veggies… | Kyrgyzstan
Osh Bazar under Rainy Conditions | Kyrgyzstan
…Under Rainy Conditions… | Kyrgyzstan
...But with Happy Sellers | Kyrgyzstan
…But with Happy Sellers | Kyrgyzstan
...And STAN Standard Meal: Cevapcici | Kyrgyzstan
…And STAN Standard: Kebab/Cevapcici… | Kyrgyzstan
...And High Culture: Osh Philharmony | Kyrgyzstan
…And High Culture: Osh Philharmony… | Kyrgyzstan
...Golden Coast Restaurant... | Kyrgyzstan
…Golden Coast Restaurant… | Kyrgyzstan
...Kyrgyzstan Females Like Flowers, too
…and  Flowers for the Ladies, too… | Kyrgyzstan
...Cildrens' Playground... |Kyrgyzstan
…Cildrens’ Playground… | Kyrgyzstan
...And Children, not Amused | Kyrgyzstan
…And Children, not Amused | Kyrgyzstan
Holy Suleyman Hill in Osh | Kyrgyzstan
Holy Suleyman Hill in Osh | Kyrgyzstan
Suleyman Museum inOsh | Kyrgyzstan
Suleyman Museum in Osh | Kyrgyzstan
Gliding Down Suleyman said to Improve Fertility |Kyrgyzstan
Gliding Down Suleyman said to Improve Fertility | Kyrgyzstan
Family Holiday at Suleyman | Kyrgyzstan
Family Holiday at Suleyman | Kyrgyzstan
Mosque at its Foot | Kyrgyzstan
Mosque at its Foot… | Kyrgyzstan
...As well as World's only 3-Level-Yurt | Kyrgyzstan
…As well as World’s only 3-Level-Yurt… | Kyrgyzstan
...And University | Kyrgyzstan
…And University | Kyrgyzstan
...And Truck Storage at Patrik's MuzToo in Osh | Kyrgyzstan
…Plus Truck Storage at Patrik’s MuzToo in Osh | Kyrgyzstan
Finally Back Home in Bonn
Finally Back Home in Bonn

We are planning to return late 2016 for crossing China, Taklamakan and Gobi Desert heading to India via Tibet and Nepal. We will sip a cocktail or two at said to be the oldest known fountain at Silk Road: Yueya Quan, Gobi Desert, see http://www.action-blue.de