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Old 12-12-2006, 01:44 PM   #46
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Wow!! That's some stunning pics!! Fantastic!!
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Old 12-12-2006, 02:40 PM   #47
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Unbelievable shots!!! What an adventure...thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-12-2006, 02:58 PM   #48
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beats that bolivia road.
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Old 12-12-2006, 03:02 PM   #49
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No the pictures aren't the hardest on this trip. More hardest places we have been too. Once I had to sit on the front of the tank, i was trying to climb up to hill and drive over the rocks. you can't imagine the pain on my arms but i love it. And i am dying to go back there...
So do you think knobbies were really needed, specially makes difference in lose conditions.
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Old 12-12-2006, 03:13 PM   #50
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Merhaba

Thank you for taking us along on your tour.

I lived in Karamersel years ago. I would love to return and bring the motorcycle with me.
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Old 12-12-2006, 03:16 PM   #51
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thanx a lot.

not yet found the Tasyol...
Kktos, I add a road map below.


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Also located the place where I went when I was a teenager
You were very lucky, a teenager in Kemer

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why this people digged that tunnel? to get a shortcut or something? it is time consuming of course but still a great achievement compared to time it took for those to complete the tunnel around mount bolu.
Exactly, it is a shortcut as Agirabi also says...

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As you see the area, it is covered by rocky mountains. I think Tasyol is the best shortcut there. Because there is no road around..
It is a strange geography.

As an information, Turkey is a west oriented country. The young generation living on the west side, the trade generally situated on the west side. The people who live in this area, want to have contact with the west. But the rocky mountains cut the way to the west(Divrigi) which is only 20 kilometers faraway from here-in the reality there was no road before-.

The second problem is the hard winters. The winter is very hard and long. The high passages on the mountain, closed because of the snow at the 3/4 of the year. The only way to go to the west from Kemaliye, is to go first to the south to Malatya (from a very sharp road on the coast of Firat) and then to northwest which takes nearly 15-16 hours(may be more) to Ankara(Capital City).

Let's see the map, the road on the top of Kemaliye is Tasyol:



The people who live around this area, had this dream nearly for 130 years. They dig it slowly. Now it is very easy to reach directly to Sivas. Even on the winter time the road is preserving them from the snow. Then the road is very easy and fast to Ankara. As you know between Ankara and Istanbul there is the highway.



For road map of Turkey:

Road Map

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Sinan thanks for the info.
Thanks.

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A picture from inside of our house, Kemaliye houses are very well-known in the meaning of wooden architecture. Also they are well preserved.




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Old 12-12-2006, 03:33 PM   #52
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Those tunnell shots are the coolest thing I have ever seen! Excellent photos.
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Old 12-13-2006, 01:12 AM   #53
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maps
thanx !
I'm now virtually flying over the place, thanx to Google.

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You were very lucky, a teenager in Kemer
indeed !
I learnt how to play with a lazer boat. I saw dolphins. I ate the most delicious yogourt I ever saw... but with one drawback....if u see what I'm referring to.
There are place on earth you went once and you know that you'll be back one day ass your heart is hooked on it.

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The people who live around this area, had this dream nearly for 130 years. They dig it slowly. Now it is very easy to reach directly to Sivas. Even on the winter time the road is preserving them from the snow. Then the road is very easy and fast to Ankara. As you know between Ankara and Istanbul there is the highway.
This is a perfect subject for a real adventure movie, don't you think ?

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Old 12-13-2006, 02:13 AM   #54
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Those tunnell shots are the coolest thing I have ever seen! Excellent photos.

i certainly agree, thanks for sharing AĞIRABİ
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Old 12-13-2006, 03:03 AM   #55
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Awesome report! Thank you so much.
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Old 12-13-2006, 03:17 AM   #56
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Awesome report! Thank you so much.
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Old 12-13-2006, 03:24 AM   #57
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Great report and nice pics...I was in turkey in the 80s...a place called Incirlik outside of Adana.Maybe one day I can visit again be nice to take a trip through area this time on a motorcycle.
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Old 12-13-2006, 03:32 AM   #58
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Great report and nice pics...I was in turkey in the 80s...a place called Incirlik outside of Adana.Maybe one day I can visit again be nice to take a trip through area this time on a motorcycle.
There are lot fo changes since 80s you should really come and take a trip with the motorcycle. If you like a company or need advise please let me know.
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Old 12-13-2006, 03:32 AM   #59
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Dear Agirabi Cuneyt.

Already i saw those pics when you returned. But when i saw again, it makes me feel different.

You very well know that i hardly worked for join for you. But next year it will be.

and thanks to share over here.

I wish Your roads will be fully full adventures.
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Old 12-13-2006, 03:46 AM   #60
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You two guys made an excellent trip in our wonderful country. Thank you for sharing your exciting pics. I hope after this trip, some riders who want to discover this virgin country would come here and we would help them intruduce our country. Thank you again Sinan And Cüneyt
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