Archive for the ‘Turkey’ Category

One spoiled day – Don’t ever start out in the afternoon!

August 11th, 2011 6 comments

By leaving Cihan’s place in the afternoon we made a mistake.  No, we didn’t leave anything behind, the mistake was leaving around 2pm to cover a section 73km long, which was also not exactly flat. Read more…

In Aksaray –Thanks for the TV Cihan!

August 10th, 2011 2 comments

In the morning we carried on riding along the banks of the Tuz Gölü. Read more…

Tuz Gölü, the Salt-lake

August 9th, 2011 5 comments

At the morning we had a traditionally breakfast:  they brought a big blanket into the middle of the room,  a smaller on it and trays with lots of delicacies. Read more…

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Traveling further in the lands of Kurds as far as Kulu

August 8th, 2011 5 comments

We didn’t rise early in Tepekoly since we went to a wedding the evening before. We had such wonderful experiences that we didn’t mind our late start that morning. Sahaps invited us for breakfast. Again we sat around the large serving tray, ate and had a good conversation. When we get home, we will buy such a large, wooden tray and adopt this Kurdish custom including the tea drinking.

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In the land of the Kurds

August 2nd, 2011 23 comments

While packing I noticed that one of the spokes in Zita’s rear wheel is broken, we even had to take the  Rohloff gears apart a bit.  This took quite a lot of time, it was well after 10am (with a lot of heat) by the time I finished. 


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The truckdriver’s hospitality in Sivrihisar

August 1st, 2011 11 comments

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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The video is from our first 2 days in Asia – we became glommed by the police

July 29th, 2011 4 comments

This 10 minutes is about this 2 days, and produced for the visual and lazy people ! :)


In the old city, in Eskisehir

July 28th, 2011 3 comments

We could carry on very easily as we departed early morning, before 2pm we arrived to Eskisehir and were very happy.

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We wish just hill with headwind and Balkan earth closet in the end of day

July 27th, 2011 8 comments

We left Yenisehir early.  The area was flat at first. We ran on a wide and straight road next to fields, where women were working.

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In Asia we became glommed by the police

July 26th, 2011 13 comments

Yesterday afternoon we left Ali’s home.

The farewell was incredible.  We stayed at Ali almost one week and we liked each other a lot.

But the biggest farewell was from Dani. We travelled together more than 1 month and now he just left.

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