Category Archives: Turkey

Welcome to Iran

We left Dogbiscuit in the morning filled with excitement and also a little fear. This was a big border crossing for us and others had reported problems with the insurance process at this particular border. The road up to the … Continue reading

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Dogubeyazyt

Dogubeyazyt was like any other border town I guess although it felt safe enough and the accommodation was cheapish too including breakfast. The road up from Van was nice too with a decent surface and nice scenery. This was only … Continue reading

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Edirmit

The following morning we left the mosquito infested Hotel Gap sharpish. The bike alarm had gone off at 3am and disturbed our sleep anyway. As we left there was a full scale row going on between a woman and the … Continue reading

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Diyabakir

It was on the road to Diyabakir that I had one of the stranger experiences of the trip so far. As we rounded the corner into a small village I noted the speed limit and slowed down a bit. I … Continue reading

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Nemrut D (isaster)

As we left Gurun I was increasingly grateful for the accommodation we‘d been given the night before. The roads got worse and buildings looked quite dilapidated as we passed through the town. I never did notice the hotel that was … Continue reading

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Greeted in Gurun

Little did we know as we left the campsite that morning that this was to be one of the most special days of our trip so far. We did not know exactly where we would stay because the guidebook had … Continue reading

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Kappodocia

We got to Goreme in the region known as Kappodocia in reasonable time so we were able to check out a few places to stay and settled on Berlin Camping. A nice enough place with some cooking facilities and near … Continue reading

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Sultanhani

Before we got to Konya we saw a couple of pension/campgrounds along the way. we turned at the sign for one and headed down the road. We were met by some kids who first spoke some English “hello, my name … Continue reading

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Thunder and Lightning very very frightning

Keen not to repeat previous escapades we stopped when we got to Antalyia for fear of not finding accommodation before dark. We pulled off the road at a sign that said something like Parki and looked like camping but found … Continue reading

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Kas

While we were plodding on to Kas it threatened to rain. I had been using the satnav to take us to Kas but we were not sure if the actual place we were headed to was in the town or … Continue reading

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