Sunday, June 9, 2019

Ferry to Iran

We all arrived around 8:30 am at the port terminal and started to wait inline for the entry and passport control. It took quite a while for us to get on the bus to the ferry , and once we got there I realized that Ali had reserved the business class portion which was less crowded. The ferry trip took about 5 and a half hours, it left around 11 am and reached Iran 7 pm Iran Time. 

There was a lot of waiting first we completed passport control and then we had our bikes inspected by a customs officer. We then waited for for our bags to arrive on a conveyor belt which took about an hour. 

We were greeted by our fixer Abu Aqeel , who explained that the bikes will remain on the ferry for tonight and we will be allowed to move them tomorrow and start the process of getting them into the country.

We got to the hotel and cleaned up, it was not much cooler here in Khuromshaher it was 43 Deg C in the late afternoon. We waited for the sun to set and headed to get ourselves a meal at a local restaurant and a short stroll around the hotel. We were hoping to finish the bikes entry by tomorrow.