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Entries from October 2009

indian summer all over

October 19th, 2009 · No Comments

i escaped the cold grip that is reaching to the north of turkey by heading south. wonderful scenery between orhaneli and simav where i am now. i got invited again and have to call my host now… well maybe i try to find someone to translate first 😉 ah, never mind!

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Tags: postcards

outdoor shower

October 19th, 2009 · 4 Comments

wow, i tried my watersack as shower for the first time. i thought that the verdict would be just a tired “better than nothing” but it’s working great. grrr, the video of me showering was too big… i have to admit it feels a bit weird standing naked under a tree somewhere high up in […]

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Tags: equipment

welcome to lounge Türkiye

October 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment

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Tags: locations · postcards

blog feature

October 19th, 2009 · No Comments

here is the blog from achmed gabler whom i met cycling on kafellonia just before his trip was about to end. you can find some words about our meeting in his 2009 journal about greece on day 20. glad to read you made it home safely… see you next year somewhere down the road!

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Tags: people

the leaving of istanbul

October 12th, 2009 · 5 Comments

i have posted some stories from the road but rarely wrote about how i feel. there’s a wonderful post on www.pathlesspedaled.com that describes one of the social aspects of traveling you encounter when leaving a place and people that were a temporary home. i took the ferry to yalova and followed the coastline when a […]

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Tags: people · travel

hostel life

October 9th, 2009 · No Comments

in the evening we cooked a few times and enjoyed the view from the terrace during dinner. these are johannes from berlin and paul from birmingham in the tiny kitchen. afterwards we took the metro to taksim. after finding a bar offering to smoke a shisha we found a brilliant bar in a small alley. […]

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Tags: food · people

sightseeing

October 9th, 2009 · No Comments

on the third day went to the blue mosque but it was closed during the praying time and so we went to the basilica cistern instead. after this interlude i went back to the blue mosque and just sat down for an hour to soak in the atmosphere.

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Tags: locations · postcards

istanbul

October 7th, 2009 · No Comments

we tried to stay off the big roads leading to istanbul as much as we could. it took a little longer but we felt much safer this way. just inside the city i got a flat tire and  as we stopped johannes was passing by. he was working in bukarest for a few month and […]

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Tags: locations · music

hospitality

October 7th, 2009 · No Comments

the turkish people are very friendly and we got invited quite some times for melon, tea or (nes)cafe. one morning we were invited by a turkish shepperd to his house. he called a friend who couldn’t speak any language that we do as well. so we just sat in the house and tried to enjoy […]

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Tags: food · people

some nice roads

October 7th, 2009 · No Comments

some impressions of the following days which suprised us with ever changing wonderful surroundings.

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Tags: locations · postcards · travel