Beating the rain on Youth Day – Silivri to Luleburgaz (90/15,585k, 685m)

(written by Nancy) Even with our long naps yesterday we both slept hard last night in our very big hotel room.  I guess that once the adrenaline from the ride wore off we were both very tired so a good night’s sleep was just what we needed.  Breakfast this morning was a full-on buffet affair … Continue reading Beating the rain on Youth Day – Silivri to Luleburgaz (90/15,585k, 685m)

A trip to the dentist and brekkie, Turkey-style

(written by Dave) Our teeth are clean and thankfully no big issues.  If anyone is looking for a good dentist in Istanbul we’d recommend Dr Elif Gϋndϋz.  She is a fluent English speaker, trained in Vienna and has her own practice in the Nişantaşi neighborhood (easily reachable by dolmus from Sultanahmet).  She seems very skilled … Continue reading A trip to the dentist and brekkie, Turkey-style

Into the big smoke – Yalova to Istanbul (4/15,421k, 20m, 48k by ferry)

(written by Nancy) Our ferry didn’t leave until 11:30 this morning so we had a leisurely breakfast at the hotel before packing up.  The ferry port was only about a 5 minute ride from the hotel but we decided to head down there early just in case there was any issue with getting the bikes … Continue reading Into the big smoke – Yalova to Istanbul (4/15,421k, 20m, 48k by ferry)