Monthly Archives: April 2012

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Planning and map day in Goreme

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(written by Dave) We are in an amazingly scene place but we spent most of the day looking at maps and figuring out our route forward.  We’ve mostly settled on a relatively straight line from here to Istanbul as it … Continue reading

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Into the land of the fairy chimneys – Nigde to Goreme (89/14,724k, 520m)

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(written by Nancy) We had an amazing buffet laid out for breakfast this morning – by far the biggest breakfast we have had yet in Turkey.  We were the only ones in the breakfast room at 7am and we made … Continue reading

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Conquering the Tarsus Mountains – Pozanti to Nigde (92/14,653ks 1035 meters)

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(written by Dave) We had a pretty uncomfortable sleep last night in the old Arikan Otel.  Our room was facing the highway and it seemed like the trucks were zooming by all night.  We set the alarm for 5:45 in … Continue reading

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A hard day into the Tarsus Mountains – Tarsus to Pozanti (81/14,543k, 1,750m)

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(written by Nancy) Okay, this is going to be a short post as we are both very knackered from today’s ride and we have to get some sleep so we can get up and do it all again tomorrow. We … Continue reading

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Last day on the Med – Kizkalesi to Tarsus (92/14,462k, 280m)

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(written by Nancy) We debated a bit last night about whether we would stay another day at Kizkalesi – the weather was nice, we had a good comfortable hotel room and we knew we had potentially some hard days ahead … Continue reading

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Two castle day in Kizkalesi

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(written by Nancy) A nice quiet night, thank goodness the karaoke next door did not go on too long.  We had a nice breakfast, including a hot fresh omlette, sitting on the terrace looking out towards the Maiden’s castle – … Continue reading

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Short ride to a castle on the beach – Taşucu to Kizkaleski (37/14,370k, 150m)

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(written by Nancy) Both of us agreed this morning that the bed at last night’s hotel (Otel Olba) was the best bed we have had for several weeks.  I suspect it was a brand new mattress, and that coupled with … Continue reading