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Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,706
Posted By PerpetualMotion
Thanks, I checked it on google maps... I...

Thanks,

I checked it on google maps... I agree that a spring visit is probably better.

Actually, south of the Aladaglar is really green and nice in the summer. I've driven in that area...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,706
Posted By PerpetualMotion
Hi Andy, where abouts are those...

Hi Andy,

where abouts are those waterfalls??? I might go and visit them as well..

Thanks
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,702
Posted By PerpetualMotion
As a great great grandson of one of those Turks,...

As a great great grandson of one of those Turks, I can tell you that the Ottomans were really the Sick Man of Europe around that time.

IMO, the Turks defeated themselves, the Russians didn't...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2,566
Views: 1,754,388
Posted By PerpetualMotion
Well, that's not an accurate description of the...

Well, that's not an accurate description of the Middle East or the *stan countries. Mid East is a geographical region and not a political term encompassing the whole Muslim world, as used in the Bush...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2011, 05:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,184
Posted By PerpetualMotion
You mean 4,500km :D? Looking forward to...

You mean 4,500km :D?

Looking forward to your RR, should be good :clap
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2011, 05:35 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,706
Posted By PerpetualMotion
Hi, I have a few questions. 1. About...

Hi,

I have a few questions.

1. About the legality of your bike. As far as I know any foreign registered vehicle must leave the country within 6 months of entry. Does that mean you'll be...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 62,884
Posted By PerpetualMotion
That doesn't look ripe enough, you have to wait...

That doesn't look ripe enough, you have to wait for them to ripen to the point where they are almost rotten. The colour should be between yellow and brown :)
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,857
Posted By PerpetualMotion
Ah, that explains it. Get well soon!!! I'm...

Ah, that explains it. Get well soon!!!

I'm glad you are enjoying the perks of working in Turkey :evil
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2011, 03:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,857
Posted By PerpetualMotion
Most petrol stations in Turkey will give you free...

Most petrol stations in Turkey will give you free tea. If they don't offer one, ask for it. The only problem is, if you stop at a rural petrol station, the tea may not be freshly brewed as it would...
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 222,630
Posted By PerpetualMotion
It's already been pointed out. You mean you...

It's already been pointed out.

You mean you went to SANAYI and not to SANIYE.

Saniye in Turkish means a second, as in 1/60th of a minute. As a girls name, it's very rare. I don't think I've...
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2011, 05:07 AM
Replies: 2,566
Views: 1,754,388
Posted By PerpetualMotion
Wink Afyon literally means Opium in Turkish. The name...

Afyon literally means Opium in Turkish. The name does indeed come from the opium fields the city used to be famous for. It's official name today is Afyonkarahisar, but still known as just Afyon.
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,436
Posted By PerpetualMotion
Been thinking about touring the Balkans as well....

Been thinking about touring the Balkans as well. However, I can't afford it at the moment as I'm in the process of buying a car :cry

I'm still tempted to get a 250cc scooter and ride from Istanbul...
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 1,321,812
Posted By PerpetualMotion
Welcome to the land of the politics. We in the...

Welcome to the land of the politics. We in the Balkans DO love our politics...



Absolutely spot on!!!



I'm currently in a NATO Regiment in Turkey. I saw a Greek delegation in the HQs...
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,989
Posted By PerpetualMotion
I've been taking that flight once a month for the...

I've been taking that flight once a month for the last 5 months. A few months ago, I was unfortunate enough to having to take a taxi as I missed the free airport service... It was the most expensive...
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 244,401
Posted By PerpetualMotion
Also happens to be the birthplace of Algorithm....

Also happens to be the birthplace of Algorithm. The word "Algorithm" is the latinised version of "Al-Khwarazm-i", ie Algorithm means "from Khwarazm". Khiva is just the contemporary name for Khwarazm....
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 36,400
Posted By PerpetualMotion
I remember reading something about the...

I remember reading something about the Georgia-Russia crossing. One of the border crossings is supposed to open. It might be worth double checking it before you make any plans.

PS: For Momi, a...
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2010, 08:16 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 36,400
Posted By PerpetualMotion
have you ever tried the қымыз? A small side...

have you ever tried the қымыз?

A small side note: қымыз or kumis is fermented horse milk :eek1

PS: It's a shame you missed the burning hole. If I ever visit Turkmenistan, that place is going...
Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 36,400
Posted By PerpetualMotion
You are a legend, you do it in style!!! Who needs...

You are a legend, you do it in style!!! Who needs a fancy machine when a small one is more than enough???
Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2009, 03:15 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 18,529
Posted By PerpetualMotion
Good question to which I do not have a straight...

Good question to which I do not have a straight forward answer :)

I'm first generation immigrant from the Balkans. My family is in Tekirdag, I recognise the port in your pictures. Venturer is...
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2009, 08:32 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 23,431
Posted By PerpetualMotion
Keep me informed, I might be able to meet you...

Keep me informed, I might be able to meet you somewhere along your route :)
Forum: Europe 12-19-2009, 04:31 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 75,900
Posted By PerpetualMotion
A bit of side info, just a few days ago I sent a...

A bit of side info, just a few days ago I sent a rather big package through the PTT, the postal service of Turkey. It's extremely cheap compared to the western companies and some other private...
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 18,529
Posted By PerpetualMotion
Sweet, one of those small fishing boats belongs...

Sweet, one of those small fishing boats belongs to my uncle... I went out with him at 5am a few times... Good old days :1drink

I hope I have time and money to visit Greece next summer :freaky
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 18,529
Posted By PerpetualMotion
According to Wikipedia, the present inhabitants...

According to Wikipedia, the present inhabitants of Carikli ara descendands of immigrants from Thessaloniki: http://tr.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%87ar%C4%B1kl%C4%B1,_Ni%C4%9Fde . Ie, the other side of the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2009, 08:50 AM
Replies: 574
Views: 61,277
Posted By PerpetualMotion
Dave, sorry for the third consecutive...

Dave,

sorry for the third consecutive post.... I don't mean to flood or hijack your thread.. Just a quick question...

How much did it cost you in insurance to enter Greece on a Turkey...
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2009, 08:28 AM
Replies: 574
Views: 61,277
Posted By PerpetualMotion
It's not the IP address that you have to...

It's not the IP address that you have to change.... The filter applied by TTNET is a very poor one and very easy to get around. That's one of the reasons why the Internet in Turkey is so cr*p. You...
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2009, 08:08 AM
Replies: 574
Views: 61,277
Posted By PerpetualMotion
I personally wouldn't be worried that the bike...

I personally wouldn't be worried that the bike has a Cyp registration. However, you'd better double check that you can actually enter Turkey with that bike. All bikes/cars are registered on the...
Forum: Asia Pacific 10-08-2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,206
Posted By PerpetualMotion
I'll keep an eye for this thread... In the...

I'll keep an eye for this thread...

In the summer 2010, I'm either in the Turkish army serving my compulsory national service or riding a bike somewhere in the middle of the country.

Who...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2009, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2,062
Views: 1,216,979
Posted By PerpetualMotion
Are those still called "lager" (not to be...

Are those still called "lager" (not to be confused with lager beer) or have they changed the name since the collapse of the USSR?
Forum: Ride reports 09-28-2009, 09:23 PM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 222,630
Posted By PerpetualMotion
WTF!!! Why are you making my cousins cry :huh?...

WTF!!! Why are you making my cousins cry :huh? Tell Dirk to sort his starter motor out, or the next time he tells fairy tales about his starter motor he'll have to answer to me :ddog


That kiddy...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2009, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 222,630
Posted By PerpetualMotion
As far as I know I descend from the Central...

As far as I know I descend from the Central Anatolian Yoruks, but we moved west and north west in 1400-1500s and settled.

I've never met any nomads in real life but I know of their existence, as...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2009, 12:29 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 23,431
Posted By PerpetualMotion
Long time lurker here :D Did you say...

Long time lurker here :D

Did you say Tekirdag :ear???

My parents live in Tekirdag as well, I haven't had the chance to visit them for awhile now. I'm not going this "bayram", hopefully I'll be...
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