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November 5th, 2010 | Asia

Changing Direction…!!

After one final visit to the Iranian Embassy in Istanbul to see if there was any other way of entering Iran without a Carnet, I finally gave up on my desire to ride through Iran… The Embassy officials were friendly, and although I could see they wanted to help, especially when they noted that I […]

November 5th, 2010 | Asia

Back in a Big Way…!!

It’s been an interesting few days since I left Marmaris on Wednesday morning… I have covered over 1200 km (which should please Tibor, Vince and Kim, who seem to think I have been slacking off…!!), ridden through the mountains leading to central Turkey and Cappadocia, and then back south towards Silifke, which I will reach […]

November 1st, 2010 | Asia

The “Boom” in ‘Bul…!!

An icy wind and cloudy conditions had greeted our arrival back in Istanbul… At the Black Bird hotel, we discovered that the top three floors of the hotel had been damaged by the incessant rain that had fallen while we had been away…!! Our booking had been transferred to a hotel around the corner, and […]

October 31st, 2010 | Asia

Cheers to, and from, Marmaris…!!

All too soon, our short holiday in Marmaris had come to an end, leaving us both with memories that we will always cherish… We reminisced about the fun times we had enjoyed, and the few minor hassles we had to put up with and accept… We had tried to fill our days with as many […]

October 30th, 2010 | Asia

Marmaris Castle…

The 28th of October is Republic Day in Turkey… Although it is only a half-day holiday…!! Can you imagine trying that back in South Africa…!! Sipho: “Eh… So, if I work in the morning, do I get the double pay, and then in the afternoon only the normal pay, Sah…?” Manager: “No… You get normal […]

October 29th, 2010 | Asia

Outride to Adakoy…

I had wanted to take Debbie on a ride up the mountain pass behind the town, up the twisting road that leads to Gokova and from there to Fetiye… The fact that there was no protective kit for her to wear, had kept me from getting her to experience the excitement of the hairpin bends […]