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Herat to Istanbul 1975
Afghanistan, Mashed, Tehran, Iran and Turkey
Travel and Tourism, Vacation Guide
|This page shows my personal view of travel from Herat, Afghanistan to Greece by bus in the summer of 1975.|
I travelled on a Mercedes bus from Kabul through Kandahar to Herat.
The trip was supposed to take about 12 hours. It took more like 18... with just one driver!
In 1975 described the campsite as "75¢ per night, nice beds in concrete floored tents,
lots of trees, lawns, tourists and a nice swimming pool."
From Tehran the road went through the mountains.
The last town before the Turkish border was in an extremely narrow valley.
Just across the border was a view of Mount Ararat.
We spent two more nights in Istanbul. I visited the Blue Mosque and the great Hagia Sophia. I also show a view of the floating bridge across the Golden Horn.
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