Turkey

Turkey – our first stop outside the Schengen region.  We landed in Turkey in Cesme in the Izmir region and worked our way along the Mediterranean to Mersin, then headed north through Tarsus and up to Goreme in the beautiful Cappadocia region.  From there we headed west to Istanbul for a few days in the big city, and then continued our way northwest through the ancient city of Edirne to Bulgaria, taking  a shortcut through Greece.

Details of our Turkey accommodation

23-24 March 2012 – Day 351/352 – Into Turkey!
25 March 2012 – Day 353 – Untourist day in Cesme
26 March 2012 – Day 354 – First riding day in Turkey to Sigacik/Seferihisar
27 March 2012 – Day 355 – Please don’t shoot Sigacik/Seferihisar to Selcuk
28 March 2012 – Day 356 – Old stuff day number one in Selcuk
29 March 2012 – Day 357 – Old stuff day number two in Selcuk – Ephesus
30 March 2012 – Day 358 – Double day and the headwind – Selcuk to Didum
31 March 2012 – Day 359 – Over hill and dale to Bodrum
1 April 2012 – Day 360 – Where’s Waldo, Turkish style – in Bodrum
2 April 2012 – Day 361 – Baths and boats in Bodrum
3 April 2012 – Day 362 – Across the Gulf of Gökova – Bodrum to Datça by ferry
4 April 2012 – Day 363 – Gorgeous day along the Datca Peninsula – Datca to Marmaris 
5 April 2012 – Day 364 – Turkey things on a day from Marmaris to Koycegiz
6 April 2012 – Day 365 – Hot day to Fethiye
7 April 2012 – Day 366 – Turkish roads take their first casualty into Kalkan
8 April 2012 – Day 367 – Fabulous day on Turkey’s Turquoise coast to Kas
9 April 2012 – Day 368 – No rain yet in Kas
10 April 2012 – Day 369 – Rain in Kas – One year summary post
11 April 2012 – Day 370 – Mountains and the blue Mediterranean to Finike
12 April 2012 – Day 371 – Up and down to the Chimarea – Finike to Cirali
13 April 2012 – Day 372 – Poppies, Olympos and a few crypts – on Friday the 13th in Cirali
14 April 2012 – Day 373 – Into the big city – Cirali to Antalya
15 April 2012 – Day 374 – Turkish museums, coffee and carpets in Antalya
16 April 2012 – Day 375 – Turkey hotel room review from Antalya
17 April 2012 – Day 376 – Flat roads to Side
18 April 2012 – Day 377 – Package tour delight to Alanya
19 April 2012 – Day 378 – Rough travel day to Gazipasa
20 April 2012 – Day 379 – Bananas and road construction to Anamur
21 April 2012 – Day 380 – Picture perfect day on the south coast of Turkey
22 April 2012 – Day 381 – Disneyland ride on the way to Aydinick
23 April 2012 – Day 382 – A Children’s Day ride to Tasucu
24 April 2012 – Day 383 – Short ride to a castle on the beach in Kizkalesi
25 April 2012 – Day 384 – Two castle day in Kizkalesi
26 April 2012 – Day 385 – Last day on the Med to Tarsus
27 April 2012 – Day 386 – Hard day into the Tarsus Mountains to Pozanti
28 April 2012 – Day 387 – Conquering the Tarsus Mountains into Nigde
29 April 2012 – Day 388 – Into the land of fairy chimneys in Goreme
30 April 2012 – Day 389 – Planning and map day in Goreme
1 May 2012 – Day 390 – Fairy Chimney day in Goreme
2 May 2012 – Day 391 – Sugoi day in the balloon in Goreme
3 May 2012 – Day 392 – Out of the tourist area and into Askaray
4 May 2012 – Day 393 – Flat roads and tailwinds to Sereflikochisar
5 May 2012 – Day 394 – A sting in the tail of a long day to Haymana
6 May 2012 – Day 395 – Hilly short ride to Turkish Fair in Polatli
7 May 2012 – Day 396 – Free tea day to Sivrihisar
8 May 2012 – Day 397 – What a difference a 100k makes into Eskisehir
9 May 2012 – Day 398 – Hanging in Eskisehir
10 May 2012 – Day 399 – Fraction day to Inegol
11 May 2012 – Day 400 – Through the farmlands to Yalova
12 May 2012 – Day 401 – Into the big smoke of Istanbul
13 May 2012 – Day 402 – Mosques and Mother’s Day in Istanbul
14 May 2012 – Day 403 – Bazaar day in Istanbul
15 May 2012 – Day 404 – Brekkie, Turkey-style
16 May 2012 – Day 405 – 400 year old New Mosque
17 May 2012 – Day 406 – Wrapping up Istanbul
18 May 2012 – Day 407 – Surviving Istanbul traffic to Silivri
19 May 2012 – Day 408 – Beating the rain on Youth Day into Luleburgaz
20 May 2012 – Day 409 – Riding with friends to Edirne
21 May 2012 – Day 410 – Turkey summary and update from Edirne

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