Category Archives: Turkey

Last days in Turkey …

The last few days of our ride along the Black Sea Coast. The 8 days in Vakfikebir had somehow changed our physique (*grin*) but it was definitely nice to hit the roads again, especially with the sun bright and shining! … Continue reading

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Don’t cry for me …. Vakfikebir

Less than 200km from the border of Georgia… rainy and cold weather has made us stopped in this lovely place for more than a week now. 3 families took great care and hosted us in turns. ─░ndeed our new friends, … Continue reading

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Vakfikebir

Along the way, we have seen and heard about the famous gigantic “Trabzon ekmeg” (Trabzon bread). But it is actually in this small town of Trabzon district that we discovered the real gigantic bread – Vakfikebir! (Turkey … 18.10.04 to … Continue reading

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Giresun … land of hazelnuts!

Hamsi, the famous fish from the Black Sea, only available during the winter months because of the government’s ban on fishing of these fishes in the summer. (Turkey … 18.10.04 to 1.12.04) Birol’s family, our 1st host in Giresun. Birol’s … Continue reading

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Leaving the fortress, heading to the Black Sea!

After leaving the fortress city of Ankara, we headed north towards the Black Sea. We have heard so much of the Black Sea, its charm, its warmer and rainy climate, its abundant in fruits and most important, its people known … Continue reading

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The fortress capital of Turkey … Ankara

Ataturk, the Father of Turkey. In a few days time, it’ll be the National Day (Independence). Around every corner, you’ll bump into this big man, either huge banner like this or small posters. This year we celebrate the 81st year … Continue reading

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Istanbul … the city that sits on the bridge of Europe and Asia

Istanbul, biggest city in Turkey at 15 million population is the heart of Turkey. Cosmopolitan Istanbul, congested Istanbul, mystical Istanbul … many names, many faces, Istanbul simply has too much to offer to her visitors from within Turkey and all … Continue reading

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Turkey … where the West meets the East

Selimiye Camil in Erdine, one of the biggest mosque in Turkey. Hols Gedeniz, welcome to Turkey! (Turkey … 18.10.04 to 1.12.04) Our first night in Turkey, in a Police dormitory in Erdine city. After running out of luck knocking on … Continue reading

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Well and alive in Ankara :)

Hey ppl! “Merhaba!” (Turkish Hello!) How u doing in … everywhere?! It’s been a good 13 days in Turkey (no bomb scare for us) , the most liberal Islamic country we’ve come to know We’ll probably be here (capital city, … Continue reading

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