17 Oct 2006 | The homecoming tour


Barely two weeks in Holland, and I'm off again. No no no, of course I don't have pepper in my pants, but it's just that there's so much to see in the world and I have to be quick. You never know what's lurking around the corner.

What's the plan? Off, today, to Budapest. Indeed, I lived there for some 9 months back in 1996-1997. Then, either by plane or train, to Turkey, Istanbul or Ankara. After that, most likely by train, slowly slowly, to Tabriz (which is an old capital of Persia) and then to Iran.
In Turkey, I hope to see Cappadocia, Trabzon and mount Ararat. Yes, that -is- where Noah left his little boat a few thousand years back.
All in all, it should be some two weeks before I cross the Iranian border.

Going back, I might just take a train from Tehran to Istanbul, somewhere in December. And then I have to figure out how to get back to South Africa for the holiday season. Everyone's favourite Hungarian budget travel agent, Vista, still seems to be operating, so hopefully I'll be able to get a decent flight from that mother of all capitals.

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After obtaining an M. Sc in maths, Babak Fakhamzadeh started with an office job at a major blue chip company but soon realised he'd do better on his own. Babak is often on the move, with a restless desire for travel, a penchant for doing good and a love for visual and experimental art. Together with Eduardo Cachucho, he won the World Summit Award in the m-Tourism and Culture category in 2012 for Dérive app. With Ismail Farouk, he won the Highway Africa new media award in 2007 for Soweto Uprisings . com. Check out Babak's CV.


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