I am the original 'Uneasy Rider' .. not especially blessed with much natural motorcycling talent, nor am I a particularly courageous motorcycle rider.
Nevertheless I went 'Right Way Round' New Zealand (at least twice) followed by a wonderful ride around Australia.

Then it was up to southeast Asia, around Indo-China, across southern Central Asia to the Middle East, Asia Minor .. and finally into Europe.

Right Way Round - all the way home .. from New Zealand to England, 2-up on a Honda Transalp.


PROGRESS SO FAR - Distance covered across Western Europe: 6,411 km [3,984 miles] - as at Thursday, October-22nd, 2015

Monday 23 June 2014




Well now then, am I having trouble uploading photos to the Internet here in Iran .. or what?

I am discovering that the World Wide Web .. isn’t .. so worldwide that is.

I wasn't aware that almost 50% of the top 500 visited websites in the world, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and even the BBC's website .. are all blocked in Iran.

For your information, my blog and photo albums are hosted by (a) blogger.com and (b) smugmug.com, both of which are partially and fully blocked respectively.

And unlike you, I can't even see the photos which I've already uploaded. I can read my captions and other dialogue, no problem .. but the photos, from my point-of-view, are all blanked-out.

I have considered circumventing this censorship by adopting a VPN (Virtual Private Network), which would effective 'cloak' my whereabouts. But the fact is, I'm not here to offend any Islamic or other Iranian state laws, and with this in mind I have decided not to pursue the VPN option.

I’ll get back soonest, but this may have to wait until I leave the country and cross the border into southern Armenia, which should occurr around the beginning of July (in a week's time, +/- a day or two.)

Meanwhile, anyone viewing this, my blog, can still track my whereabouts by clicking-on the SPOT locator link towards the top of the right-hand side bar (.. I can't even see this SPOT picture link - I am assuming you can!)

Thanks for visiting


[LINK to my last post]