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Jul 4, 2006 - Caspian Coast

Dear Friends, We are winding our way eastwards along the southern shores of the Caspian Sea. To our right are the Alborz Mountains where the Tehran elite ski in winter and more menacingly, was home to the 11th century Assassins. For us it's rather like driving up the West Coast from Haast to Greymouth: there are lagoons near the sea fed by streams from the mountains and deep green rain forest courtesy of the weather systems that roll in from the north over the Caspian dumping rain here but leaving Tehran (Canterbury) dry. Unfortunately, the...

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