Yamaha Journey Vol.14
#03 Iran: Neither East nor West
Razi - Shiraz
In 2003 Londoner, Lois Pryce left her media industry job to ride her Yamaha XT225 from Alaska to Argentina, a journey of 20,000 miles. This was followed by a journey through Africa to Cape Town and in 2013 she set off on what turned out to be the most fascinating and rewarding journey of her motorcycling experience – riding 3000 miles around Iran. Exploring the country on her TTR250, she travelled from the remote snowy peaks of the Alborz Mountains to the frenetic cities and into the silent southern deserts with their ancient settlements and timeless traditions. Throughout Iran she was met with warmth, friendliness and unconditional hospitality, and found that travelling alone by motorcycle provided unique access into the heart of this fascinating nation and its charming, welcoming people.