When you attempt to run, truck and couch surf your way across four countries in as many weeks, protests, terrorism and cultural misunderstandings are bound to follow. All you can do is hold on and try to have a blast.
What a way to finish the trip: two madcap weeks among the most generous people on Earth suffering under one of the most oppressive dictatorships on the planet. And of course I was detained by gun-wielding security guards at least once. Would I disappoint?