THE JOURNEY BEGINS

After months in the planning we are about to embark tomorrow on our Tashkent to Isfahan ... or really Tehran ... Silk Road Sojourn. Other ideas were bandied around – Ethiopia (Serena's first option), Mongolia (Janine didn't like the idea of a Yurt as our luxury accommodation), Bhutan ... but when Joanna Lumley showed us her Silk Road adventure we knew that could be us!

We put it out to the many that we were sure would be queuing to come on our very own World Expeditions private tour (four were needed for a quorum) and finally with the Christmas and New Year festivities done Karen and Linda were "on board".

So now we are ticking the final boxes : ✅ Iranian E-visas finally arriving yesterday ✅ Long flowing garments and scarves packed ✅ Cash in hand – no credit or debit cards allowed ✅ Voting for the upcoming federal election done ✅ Smart Traveller itinerary registered ✅ Hep A, Typhoid, Cholera, DTP & flu injections and antibiotics for emergencies ✅ And a blog for all those who love a good read with fab photos (the pressure is on!!!

So join us for three weeks of amazing sights, food, culture, history, images and of course a thoroughly entertaining blog :))

DAY 1 : PERTH TO TASHKENT - https://tashkenttoisfahanoursilkroadsojourn.wordpress.com/2019/05/04/day-1-perth-to-tashkent/

DAY 2 : TASHKENT - https://tashkenttoisfahanoursilkroadsojourn.wordpress.com/2019/05/05/day-2-tashkent/

DAY 3 : TASHKENT TO SAMARKAND - https://tashkenttoisfahanoursilkroadsojourn.wordpress.com/2019/05/07/day-3-tashkent-to-samarkand/

DAY 4 : SAMARKAND - https://tashkenttoisfahanoursilkroadsojourn.wordpress.com/2019/05/09/day-4-samarkand/

DAY 5 : SAMARKAND - https://tashkenttoisfahanoursilkroadsojourn.wordpress.com/2019/05/10/day-5-samarkand/

DAY 6 : SAMARKAND TO BUKHARA - https://tashkenttoisfahanoursilkroadsojourn.wordpress.com/2019/05/10/day-6-samarkand-to-bukhara/

DAY 7 : BUKHARA - https://tashkenttoisfahanoursilkroadsojourn.wordpress.com/2019/05/16/day-7-bukhara/

DAY 8 : BUKHARA - https://tashkenttoisfahanoursilkroadsojourn.wordpress.com/2019/05/17/day-8-bukhara/

DAY 9 : BUKHARA TO MARY - https://tashkenttoisfahanoursilkroadsojourn.wordpress.com/2019/05/18/day-9-bukhara-to-mary/

DAY 10 : MARY - https://tashkenttoisfahanoursilkroadsojourn.wordpress.com/2019/05/19/day-10-mary/

DAY 11 : ASHGABAT - https://tashkenttoisfahanoursilkroadsojourn.wordpress.com/2019/05/20/day-11-ashgabat/

DAY 12 : ASHGABAT TO MASHAD - https://tashkenttoisfahanoursilkroadsojourn.wordpress.com/2019/05/20/day-12-ashgabat-to-mashad/

DAY 13 : MASHAD TO SHIRAZ - https://tashkenttoisfahanoursilkroadsojourn.wordpress.com/2019/05/23/day-13-mashad-to-shiraz/

DAY 14 : SHIRAZ - https://tashkenttoisfahanoursilkroadsojourn.wordpress.com/2019/05/25/day-14-shiraz/

DAY 15 : SHIRAZ TO YAZD - https://tashkenttoisfahanoursilkroadsojourn.wordpress.com/2019/05/25/day-15-shiraz-to-yazd/

DAY 16 : YAZD - https://tashkenttoisfahanoursilkroadsojourn.wordpress.com/2019/05/26/day-16-yazd/

DAY 17 : YAZD TO ISFAHAN - https://tashkenttoisfahanoursilkroadsojourn.wordpress.com/2019/05/27/day-17-yazd-to-isfahan/