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Turkey summary and update from Edirne

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(written by Dave) Today we have been enjoying our last day in Turkey.  Edirne is a fantastic city.  As noted yesterday, Edirne’s population has been shrinking over the past couple hundred years.  The grandeur of days gone by is evident … Continue reading

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Riding with friends from Luleburgaz to Edirne (78/15,663k, 760m)

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(written by Dave) First a quick report on the concert last night.  Yes, we could hear it from our room but it was not too bad.  Either that or we were just tired.  It started about 9PM, an hour later … Continue reading

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

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(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 … Continue reading

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Surviving Istanbul traffic to Silivri (74/15,495k, 650m)

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(written by Dave) We are safe in Silivri but what a ride it was to get here.  We’d read a lot about today’s route in fellow cyclists’ blogs but we could never have imagined how crazy the D100 traffic was … Continue reading

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Wrapping up Istanbul

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(written by Dave) That’s it, we’re done – tomorrow we leave Istanbul – no really, we are going.  Today would have been a great day to depart as the morning dawned bright blue skies.  Tomorrow the forecast is for a … Continue reading

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400 year old New Mosque in Istanbul

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(written by Dave) We almost didn’t post today as we spent the morning planning the route ahead and that is never very exciting, even for us.  But then I thought I should make a few notes about dinner last night … Continue reading

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A trip to the dentist and brekkie, Turkey-style

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(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 … Continue reading