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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...
Thanks

Thanks

08 March 2016 – To Charlotte from Switzerland, Thank you for the bread, what you didn’t know was that we were up at five that morning for the market, unsuccessfully looking for bread – so you could not have made a better contribution, you were also...
The Plan

The Plan

The idea for this trip came when we met in Sierra Leone. We were both working there and got talking one night after several Star beers. We both agreed it would be a great trip to one day do with someone, and it was put firmly into the category of ‘one...
Turkish Delight

Turkish Delight

Departing what seems like 18th century road construction techniques, all of a sudden you’re in the modern era! That’s how it feels entering Turkey! The first thing that happens is that you remember you have a fifth gear.  Now I love driving on tracks and wandering...
Villa de Leyva, Colonial Colombia

Villa de Leyva, Colonial Colombia

9th December Leaving Barichara, we head south back towards San Gil late where we stop for a tasty empanada and espresso coffee breakfast at a busy local café on the square. It’s about a 20km drive out to the Juan Curi waterfall where we park up in the grassy field...
Goodbye Turkey

Goodbye Turkey

The last part of our journey in Turkey was a mixture of the best and the worst with Cappadocia most definitely being the former – the amazing landscape feels prehistoric but yet alien you could almost  think  you have been transported to another...