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In April 2017 I left Australia for a solo trip around the world on a BMW F800GS. I named it “Are We There Yet”, because I don’t know my final destination or the duration of this journey.

Iran was the ninth country I visited. Officially motorcycles over 250cc are illegal in Iran and woman are not allowed to ride. But Iran is a strange country where the law is one thing and the way people interpret it, another. Normally these laws apply to Iranian citizens but not so much to tourists on big bikes. During my stay I didn’t have any problems at the border crossings or on the road when stopped by Police… and I was stopped a lot!

Despite how Iran is perceived in the world’s media and how distorted the public’s knowledge of Iran is, It’s a stable country, open to tourism, with a low crime rate. All the people I’ve come across were kind and generous, even the Police! As a woman travelling solo, I’ve never felt safer than in Iran.

I entered Iran from Turkmenistan and traveled South. This Episode shows my first few days through Dasht-e Kavir (Salt Desert) from Bojnurd to Yazd.

If you wish to get more details on my stay in Iran check out my blog post:

Throughout my journey I’m raising money for a young disabled child in Poland named Franek. Franek was diagnosed with cerebral palsy (weakness of the entire right side of the body) and he will require constant rehabilitation for the rest of his life. All the money raised will go directly to helping Franek and his family lead as normal a life as possible so please donate generously:

★★★ GEAR MANIFEST ★★★

For those that are interested in the gear I’m using here’s a list of the items most frequently asked about:

★ Gear On My Bike ★
BMW Aluminum Side Cases:
BMW Aluminum Top Box:
BMW Case Inner Right Bag for:
BMW Case Inner Left Bag:
BMW Tank Bag F800GS:
BMW Motorrad Luggage Roll:
Outback Motortek Lower & Upper Crash Bars
Outback Motortek Skid Plate
Camel Tank – auxiliary 7 liter fuel tank
Barkbusters VPS Handguards:
Barkbusters LED White Light
Andy Straps Expedition Tank Panniers:
Wunderlich Touring screen Vario F 800 GS:

★ Riding gear ★
BMW EnduroGuard Jacket Woman:
BMW EnduroGuard Jacket Man:
BMW EnduroGuard Woman Pants:
BMW EnduroGuard Man Pants:
BMW Pro Summer Gloves Woman:
Skins Women’s A400 Compression Tights:
Skins Men’s A400 Compression Tights:
Skins Women’s A400 Compression Top:
Skins Men’s A400 Compression Top:
Forma Terra Boots:
Schuberth E1 Helmet:
BMW Rallye Gloves:

★ Camping Gear ★
MSR Hubba Hubba:
Helinox Chair:
Exped Downmat UL Winter LW:
Sea to Summit Aeros Pillow Premium:
Primus Omni Fuel Stove with Ergo Pump & Fuel Bottle:
Sea to Summit Thermolite Reactor Extreme Mummy Bag Liner:
SOL Escape Lite Bivvy Survival Sleeping Bag:
MSR 4L Dromedary Bag Hydration Bladder:

★ Gadgets ★
Sena 10C Motorcycle Bluetooth Camera and Communication System : Sena Prism Bluetooth Action Camera:
Go Pro Hero Black5:
Olympus TG-4 16 MP Waterproof Digital Camera:
Drone DJI Mavic Pro Combo:

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