Crossing Turkey

Crossing Turkey

December 5, 2012  |  Turkey  |  3 Comments

My initial plan was to leave Ankara when I had my passport back but my hosts and I decided it would be fun to stay on Friday too so we could eat and drink together for the last time. I took this opportunity to cook a delicious Dutch meal called hotchpotch for everyone. They said they liked it!

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To Istanbul

To Istanbul

November 21, 2012  |  Greece, Turkey  |  4 Comments

The next morning I left the hotel in Bitola and after adjusting my chain tension again I was heading for Greece. At the border I had to show my documents again. 100 meters further was a line of cars all with their hoods open and border police inspecting the cars. One came up to me and after I shutted off my engine he asked me where I was going while looking at the tires on my panniers. Once again I replied with ‘Singapore!’. ‘You going where?!’ he asked and some other guy also joined the conversation. We talked a bit about the trip and I told them about my SPOT GPS tracker and gave them both my namecard. After that I was free to go. Passing all the cars with their hoods open with a grin on my face. That’s how you deal with border
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