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Ruins of Turkey

Ruins of Turkey

Great societies have lived in Turkey for millennium. No matter where you go there are ruins of these past empires and civilizations. When making a circular route within a country by motorcycle the primary objective changes. Our normal mode is to head in a general...

Expense Report: Turkey

The RTW trip we are currently on can be done for less money but we are choosing to take the middle road. We offer these expense reports as a baseline for others to plan with. We spent a total of $3,662.34 on living expenses and $5,527.08 on one-time expenses. We spent...
Canadá de oeste a este

Canadá de oeste a este

For the English version see below Con un nuevo recorrido marcado, nos despedimos de la provincia de British Columbia y emprendimos el largo camino hacia el este de Canadá. Atravesamos en poco tiempo muchas provincias, ciudades y pueblos y acá se los contamos. A través...
On the road in Turkey

On the road in Turkey

It is a lazy Sunday morning and we are 48 hours from our flight to Nepal, sipping tea in a quiet Istanbul neighborhood. The morning news headline is about families of the US consulate staff in Istanbul being asked to leave Turkey, citing security threats. A coup...
Turkey Accommodation and Route

Turkey Accommodation and Route

View S&M Boiler Works Accommodations in a larger map. Last updated: 31 October 2016 Costs are all based on two people, two motorcycles, and one tent. Locations included secure motorcycle parking. The US$ conversions are based on our average exchange rate while in...
Game changers: What happened in Turkey

Game changers: What happened in Turkey

Part of our philosophy on this trip has always been to maintain a certain degree of flexibility. Overland trips, especially if they are lasting for several months or even years, tend to come up with surprises. Be it experiences you make and things you do or things...

Turkey: The Essentials

Turkey was one of our favorite destinations in the planning phase. We liked the expected mix of Europe and Asia while traveling Turkey overland. In this country, you can find almost everything you want. There are great beaches for relaxing or any kind of water sports....

Istanbul – a city with many faces!

Istanbul, although it is not Turkey’s capital, is one of the busiest and most multifaceted cities we have been so far. We liked the historic districts, the big and smaller mosques, the lively bazaars and the young and modern corners. We enjoyed the time with our...

Bulgaria to Turkey Border Crossing

This is our experience crossing the Bulgaria-Turkey border on Saturday, 10 September 2016. Our party consisted of two people and two motorcycles. The crossing we used is not the main crossing (at Svilengrad and Edirne) but was an alternate crossing to the north of the...
Auf dem Weg zur Grenze Türkei – Iran

Auf dem Weg zur Grenze Türkei – Iran

Nach dem Besuch von Kappadokien soll es schnell Richtung iranische Grenze gehen, die D100 ist die Straße, die direkt hinführt. Mit zwei Übernachtungen schaffen wir es nach Dogubayazit, etwa 35 km vor dem Grenzübergang gelegen. Hier gibt es einen, unter Reisenden...
Kappadokien – Tuff, Canyons und Höhlenkirchen

Kappadokien – Tuff, Canyons und Höhlenkirchen

Der Grand Canyon der Türkei wird das Ihlara Tal genannt. Nun ja, der Vergleich hinkt etwas. Kaum mehr als 100 Meter tief ist das Ihlara Tal, der Grand Canyon misst bis zu 1.800 Meter in der Tiefe. Aber hier geht es nicht nur um die Natur, nein auch die ältesten...
Türkische Seen, Berge und die anatolische Steppe

Türkische Seen, Berge und die anatolische Steppe

In der Türkei ist es fast überall erlaubt zu campen. Und so hangeln wir uns entlang von Seen, kleinen Nationalparks in den Bergen und durch die anatolische Steppe Richtung Kappadokien. Egirdir, Stadt und gleichnamiger See, liegt pittoresk zwischen Bergen. Direkt vor...
Pamukkale – oder die Baumwollburg

Pamukkale – oder die Baumwollburg

Pamukkale oder Istanbul? Das war die Frage, die sich uns stellte. Wir überlegten hin und her. Letztlich entschieden wir auf Grund des knappen Zeitbudgets für Pamukkale. Istanbul werden wir zu einem anderen Zeitpunkt besuchen. Spät abends an einem Wochenende erreichten...
12 REASONS WHY?????

12 REASONS WHY?????

12 REASONS WHY making a mammoth decision at least once in a lifetime, leaving your current comfortable life and taking time off to do a road trip, is the best decision you will ever make. 1. Why? Because you can. It’s a fact! No one can tell you NO!!!! It’s your...
Turkey

Turkey

10/2008 The time had come to pay an extended visit to my neighbourhood country which I had visited before but I was too young to appreciate it or had not seen Istanbul well enough. Turkey is the so-called enemy of my country but if you put aside the differences we...