Take away the security threat and Pakistan has so much to offer the common traveller incredible mountain passes, lush green scenery and a unique insight into Islamic culture.
We were ready for a break and Dubai as our halfway point between Iran and Pakistan seemed like the best place for one.
I have struck gold in my trip and can boast that the broken wrist and elbow has been a blessing in disguise. I have been overwhelmed by the mystical oasis that is Shiraz, located in the southwest of Iran.
I was cycling through central Iran alongside the freeway. We had just finished climbing a gradual hill and now it was time to go down. As we started our descent I veered a few inches outside of the slipstream but unfortunately that was enough.