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Old 12-13-2006, 07:16 AM   #61
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wondefull report,
hof long is that tas yol how many kilometers of gravel..?
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Old 12-13-2006, 03:41 PM   #62
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nice places to ride. hopefully this spring i'll be there to stay 2 weeks. maybe i can rent a bike for couple days to ride around.(kapadokya?).
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Old 12-14-2006, 12:07 PM   #63
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Our Eastern Blacksea and East Travel

Day 3 & 4

It was really a hard night that Soganli Peaks tired us out completely.but it was all worthfull to see the lovely nature and breath the refreshing air of Uzungol in the morning
















The owner of the pension that we`ve stayed in. They are 3 sisters that means one for each of us.Anyway let`s continue without going into deeper subjects





I have never seen a mosque in my life that even it`s minaret is wooden .








A really interesting pose.


It`s hard to leave a place like this where nature gives splendid sceneries.











An excellent pic from Balikligol.




















We continue our journey and we`re at Ayder plateau in Rize.






we pitched our camp down the riverbank, if you look carefully you can see our bikes there.






Our camp was really nice and we had really a pleasing night.
It took forever to cook dinner but it was fun




Photos from our camp site








Look there, is this a puma wandering around our camp site.



Our tent, if anyone is to ask why there are two there, it was Cem who has packed up his tent early in the morning.


and God bless him that he awakened us at the crack of dawn shouting Route!. Route!..







I personally can`t stay away from water and am looking for icy cold adventures early in the morning.







this guy helped us to set our campfire.His friends who accompanied him were eager to leave after they saw the fire blazed a little bit but he said '' I`m not going anywhere unless I see the lava!!


Yes, that was the end of another day and we went under out tents wearily.

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Old 12-14-2006, 12:17 PM   #64
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Fantastic!! Thanks for posting Bikes look much better dirty !

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Old 12-14-2006, 07:34 PM   #65
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More to come

This trip is not close to being over. Agirabi runs an excellent adventure touring site in Turkish that I folllow regularly and I read this report there a couple of weeks back. There is some great stuff yet to to come.
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Old 12-15-2006, 03:11 AM   #66
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Fantastic! Thanks for taking us along.

I have two questions:

I know that the Turkish people are very hospitable and friendly, but actually how safe is for a foreigner to visit these places? (Especially for a Greek person or a Greek motorcycle party).

How do you mark your routes on google earth? I have google earth plus and when I try to do the same, I only get very thin almost invisible lines and the menu doesn't allow me to make them thicker...

Thanks again for your time to write this report!

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Old 12-15-2006, 03:22 AM   #67
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I know that the Turkish people are very hospitable and friendly, but actually how safe is for a foreigner to visit these places? (Especially for a Greek person or a Greek motorcycle party).
Dear brother, Although it seems we have some traditional and historical problems between both sides, reality is absolutely different. Turkey is one of the safest country in the world even for Greeks. On the other hand we will be pleased if we saw you in Antalya with both countries flags, Turkey and Greece. Be our guest and let's consitute brothership
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Old 12-15-2006, 04:32 AM   #68
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...how safe is for a foreigner to visit these places?
No matter where he/she comes from, road "safety" should be the visitor's major concern. Turkish traffic and roads take "some" special effort to get used to. First of all, riding in the night must be avoided. Secondly, one should ride more defensively than ever.

Regarding your personal safety, I would say, you wouldn't be unsafer than any place in the EU: People or places cause you no trouble, if you aren't in search of it.

Once you survived the traffic in big cities, esp. Istanbul, you would be safer heading the center or far corners of Anatolia. SEern corner might be tricky though.

Our friends have made it to NE... One of the safest parts of the country. I thank them BTW for this inspiring report...
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Old 12-15-2006, 04:38 AM   #69
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Fantastic! Thanks for taking us along.

I have two questions:

I know that the Turkish people are very hospitable and friendly, but actually how safe is for a foreigner to visit these places? (Especially for a Greek person or a Greek motorcycle party).


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Let me tell you this way brother. when i was living in Boston my best buddies were Greeks. We eat, party and travel al the time with them. If you come here with your friends i would love to guide you. Turkey is a very safe country for foreigners and we have lots of tourist from all over the world.


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How do you mark your routes on google earth? I have google earth plus and when I try to do the same, I only get very thin almost invisible lines and the menu doesn't allow me to make them thicker...

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First on my Garmin map source program i export the route at *.gpx format. And then i open that file on google earth. thats how i do my routes thicker.:)
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Old 12-15-2006, 06:06 AM   #70
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isn't that Soyak Sitesi in the background? I lived at 14th Block 5 years. Were of the first residents of the whole place...

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I know that the Turkish people are very hospitable and friendly, but actually how safe is for a foreigner to visit these places? (Especially for a Greek person or a Greek motorcycle party).
You want me to manage your funds while you guys travel?I'm an NBG employee now

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Old 12-15-2006, 07:07 AM   #71
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Beautiful pictures!

You have convinced me that I need to visit Turkey.

Thank you for sharing your experience.
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Old 12-15-2006, 11:55 AM   #72
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isn't that Soyak Sitesi in the background? I lived at 14th Block 5 years. Were of the first residents of the whole place...

You want me to manage your funds while you guys travel?I'm an NBG employee now
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Old 12-15-2006, 11:56 AM   #73
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Beautiful pictures!

You have convinced me that I need to visit Turkey.

Thank you for sharing your experience.
Please visit me if you come
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Old 12-15-2006, 12:13 PM   #74
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Our Eastern Blacksea and East Travel

Day 4 & 5




we get up very active in the morning and after gathering our packs we set up to journey to North-Kavrun & South Kavrun.






































The photos are so great that I can`t find anything to add.









Yes, after Kavrun we ride back to Ayder plateau.









We stop for a break to have an excellent lunch at Yesilvadi restaurant in South-Camlihemsin.







The meal and their hospitality were excellent






We continue our journey and ride to Camlihemsin







Here`s magnificent Zilkale


















Zilkale has nice sceneries but it`s getting dark and we still haven`t find a suitable place for camp yet. so we are compelled to ride onward and come to place called Cancik hotel.Owner of this place is an exciting and also a dangerous guy.(Sir was a hunter long ago) The man and Cem start a hard bargaining for the rooms but it`s useless, the dude isn`t willing to make a single liras discount for the rent. But he pleases us by saying that: ''I`m not going to make a discount but please, I`m offering the tea myself.'' We on the other hand with having no other choice and also influenced by his pleasant affection accept to stay in. After an evening spent with an enjoyable chat we go back to our rooms.

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Old 12-15-2006, 12:20 PM   #75
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No words needed.. the pics speaks for themselves!! Wow!! You have some pretty amazing adventure riding trails!!
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