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December 4th, 2010 | Asia

Ride to Syria…

The power had gone off again in the area around the Olba Hotel, so there was no chance of an early morning cup of coffee to get my day started on the right footing…!! I was eager to get to the Syrian border as quickly as possible, and decided to take the toll road as […]

December 3rd, 2010 | Asia

Last Day In Turkey… Finally…!!

I wanted to get all my admin out of the way before entering Syria, as I had heard that the internet connections there are “a little medieval” to say the least…. I spent a full day on the Olba Hotel’s veranda, sitting at the same table I used the last time I was here… The […]

December 1st, 2010 | Cyprus

Ferry to Turkey…

After a hearty breakfast at the Life Hotel, I went in search of a supermarket to buy some food for the ferry trip… All the vitals needed for the six hour crossing… Snickers Bars, Coldrinks and Cigarettes…!! I had managed to get to the Ticket office just before they closed on the previous afternoon, and […]

November 8th, 2010 | Asia

Tasucu and the Ferry to Cyprus…

With more time on my hands than I had anticipated, I found myself at a bit of a loose end in Tasucu… There was little scope for mischief, as the town was practically deserted, and my sense of humour usually requires a basic understanding of the English language, something that is generally lacking here…!! I […]

November 7th, 2010 | Asia

Time Out in Tasucu…

Before breakfast, I wandered down to where the Big Fella was parked and was alarmed to see that a thin layer of ice had formed on the cover…!! The windscreens and back windows of the cars parked alongside the bike were also iced over…!! The owner of the hotel had told me that the route […]

November 6th, 2010 | Asia

Capadocchia… In and Out…!!

Any standing water that was on the streets close to my hotel, had turned to ice overnight…!! There was a thick layer of frost on the Big Fella’s cover, but by the time I had packed and was ready to leave, the sun had come out and it all melted away… Freezing cold nights but […]