Part 2: Batumi (Georgia) > Nordooz (Iran)
After 2,5 weeks of Caucasian adventures, we reached Iran a week ago. Time for an update!
Green and mountainous Georgia was a good kick-start for our toughest cycling meters so far. Armenia is on average 1500 meters high and quite hot, which explains we didn't cycle as far as we were used to daily. Climbing steep mountains with temperatures over 40 degrees was made feasible by regular water wells, helpful locals and the most delicious fruits we ever tasted. The closer we got to Iran the more Iranian oil trucks we saw. We were approaching a fossil fuel super power.
Arriving in Batumi, Georgia, the end of a big oil pipeline coming from Baku, Azerbeidzjan, had already made us aware that fossil fuel can bring a wealth that is hard to compare with.