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Friendly Oto-men

Tuesday 11th to Wednesday 12th December 2012. Bolu, Istanbul, Svilengrad. The next morning we ate from the hotel’s buffet breakfast before setting off. We dined quietly with the many business men staying in the hotel. It was all very civilized and, well, sterile and...

Merhaba

Saturday 8th to Monday 10th December 2012. Iskenderun, Pozanti, Bolu. Stepping off the boat we were led around the crowd of truck drivers collecting their passports from an official’s suitcase. Although on the boat we’d been assured we’d have immigration formalities...

A Sad Goodbye…

Tuesday 4th to Saturday 8th December 2012. Port Said, Ferry from Port Said to Iskenderun. We had news a week or two back that we were no longer able to get a visa for Libya. Our lifeline, Jill Wilson from Libya Travel and Tours, told us that they discovered the...

Treasures & Tiffs

Monday 3rd to Tuesday 4th December 2012. Cairo. The next morning we took up Sam’s kind offer of his washing machine before we ventured out into Cairo for the day. We found a little deli near Sam’s place that served up a mean toasted sandwich. Then we hailed a cab to...

‘Allo Geezer!

Sunday 2nd December 2012. Giza, Sidaqua, Dashur, Cairo. We were up for another gorgeous desert sunrise the next morning. We wanted to make it to the pyramids at Giza today and still have time to explore, so we got packed up and ready to leave early. The only hitch was...