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The truckdriver’s hospitality in Sivrihisar

We left  Cüney quite early, as we managed to pack the night before. One of our host’s colleagues was waiting for him outside the house when we were saying our goodbyes. He left for work and we went on our way.001-turkey-sivrihisar

After Eskisehir the countryside became really strange, one that we have never seen before. It was empty, only fields around us, and nothing else. We were going into the big nothing by the four lanes of the road, using the hard shoulder.

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We were only along a bit when we saw a man by the edge of the road by his truck waving to us, wanting us to stop and go to him. Mehmet  Ali had presented us with so many things, it was amazing.  He gave us water, fruit juice, fizzy drinks, ayran, cakes and his card. What we couldn’t eat and drink, he gave us and insisted that we take it.  We were glad that he didn’t have any watermelons. L He made us promise to ring him when we get to Sivrihisar.

Sivrihisar was about 80km ahead of us.

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We stopped at a petrol station.  In this big empty space every petrol station is a small oasis for us.  They have washbasins, water and 60 forint ice creams.

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The tarmac was perfect, and the terrain was only slightly hilly, so that we could cycle up at 40km/hr even to the top of the next hill, it was super cycling on this road.

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We arrived in Sivrihisar, our truckdriver friend’s town, just before it got dark. While we were waiting for Mehmet Ali to arrive, another family invited us into their home and offered us hospitality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When Mehmet Ali and his family heard that we were planning to pitch the tent, they laughed at us… J Mehmet Ali’s 8 years old little boy taught us to count in Turkish. It was a big adventure to spend the evening with them. It was obvious that they were very happy to have us stay with them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sivrihisar has a singular position, especially in an otherwise empty looking country.

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We rode on a road that looked abandoned, the countryside around us created a feeling that we are riding in the middle of nowhere.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By a stream we found a super place for swimming.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The day finished in the outskirts of a village by the name of Yarali, we stopped to have dinner and we found a camping place for the night here.

 

  1. sanya
    August 1st, 2011 at 15:00 | #1

    Nem is tudom, hogy fér ennyi csodás élmény belétek! Nagyon jó olvasni!

  2. MarikaH
    August 1st, 2011 at 16:09 | #2

    Minden jot kivanunk, nagyszeru a naplotok a gyonyoru fotokkal………….Marika nagyi Vancouverbol

  3. August 1st, 2011 at 21:13 | #3

    Törökországban nekünk sem volt problémánk,csak a rossz ídő,és az állandó szembeszél nehezítette meg a tekerést! Iránban kezdődtek a nehézségek! Szeretnék én is ilyen fizikai állapotban lenni mint Gyuri 57 évesen,de azért én sem panaszkodom a 48-adikba lépve!Az EFES sört feltétlen meg kell kóstolni,mert nagyon finom ,és van egy isteni jó édességük amit cserépedénybe szolgálnak fel,és olyan mint a rizskokh,és a tejberizs keveréke. Ma kezdtük el a film vágást,a zenéket már be is gyüjtöttem! Üdv! LÉNA

  4. UB
    August 1st, 2011 at 22:26 | #4

    @léna
    Lénának igaza van, a Sütlaç (szütlák) nevű édességet ki kell próbálnotok. Minden étteremben kapható.
    Jó utat!

  5. August 1st, 2011 at 23:08 | #5

    Ismét egy nagyon olvasmányos napon vagytok túl. Cappadoccia gyönyörű lesz az biztos.

  6. györgy54
    August 2nd, 2011 at 07:40 | #6

    Az egész Nepál-Indiai utunk során Törökország volt a legkellemesebb.Az utak tükörsimák. az emberek kedvesek,mosolygósak,a vendéglátás és konyhájuk egy igazi csoda. Ayramot egyetek mindennap mert kell a jó emésztéshez. További szerencsés utat és jó erőnlétet kívánok.
    György54

  7. Borsika
    August 2nd, 2011 at 11:40 | #7

    Nagyon élvezetes a beszámolótok. További jó utat kívánok!

  8. mehmetali eskisehır sıvrıhısar
    January 24th, 2013 at 17:01 | #8

    merhaba nasılsınız bıttımı balayı gene beklerız

  9. mehmetali eskisehır sıvrıhısar
    January 24th, 2013 at 17:02 | #9

    benım tel,0 222 711 2600

  10. Arpi
    January 24th, 2013 at 17:30 | #10

    @mehmetali eskisehır sıvrıhısar
    Henüz emin bilmiyorum, ama muhtemelen biz iki yıl sonra eve gelecek. Size güzel olacağını umuyorum, ve size ve ailenize en iyi dileklerimle! Zita ve Arpi

  11. mehmetali eskisehır sıvrıhısar
    January 24th, 2013 at 19:44 | #11

    sızlerı ozledık gene gelin fakat bıdaha geldıgınızde cok kalın gezelım yemek yerız cok sevındım ta nerelerı gezmıssınız cok maceralı gecmıs yolculugunuz sakın bızlerı unutmayın selam optum sızlerı

  1. August 25th, 2011 at 08:04 | #1