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Old 04-04-2009, 03:22 PM   #1
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Location: Erzincan, Turkiye
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20080919 Trabzon Bayburt Erzincan, Turkiye

I moved from Gallipoli to Erzincan, after few weeks of settling, etc.. i made the route and hit the road. This is the route:

Weather is nice, with a GS playlist on iPod, its Kaş.. (There is also a place named Kaş, in Antalya, Turkiye)

Approaching Gmşhane..


Around Zigana Pass..

Through Maka:

After Maka, road to Sumela Monastery, Trabzon:

The way back to Maka, I saw a pension and decided to try it. Very good place, camping also available:

Purifying the soul phase.. Reading book, watching the forest, listening to the water..

Riding again, Trabzon. Ataturk Residence:

Hagia Sophia, Trabzon:

A tea break.. Then i heard hitting noises, a small investigation and this:

Following the coast line, pass Yomra and turn South from Arakli. A great road, fantastic scenery.. Everything is green but the asphalt. Feels like im stable but the mountains and the forest are flowing.. Like an inner journey:

From this point, the road turns bad. Lorries and machines..

Less green, but new colors appear:

Road is becoming worse as i gain altitude, but its ok.

While riding slow and consuming the scenery around, I was stuck. By the help of the two road workers, who appeared from nowhere, Im free again.

Approaching Bayburt:

Left or Right?.. I passed two places like this, and GPS wouldnt help. Took the left both, which proved correct.

Salmankaş Pass, 2340meters.

A while after, the road vanished. Riding on top of the mountain, and a small truck appeared. I asked the driver about the road, finally asphalt again. The rest is riding on a desolate land, a short break at an abandoned oil station, coming back to Erzincan.
1150 GS'01, Erzincan-Turkiye
"Peace at home, peace in the world." M.K.Ataturk
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Old 04-04-2009, 04:13 PM   #2
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Thanks for sharing pics of places I will probably never see. It's not like it's alien or anything though..

I'm probably on the other side of the planet, straight down from you.
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Old 04-04-2009, 04:55 PM   #3
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Ruggedly beautiful! thanks for sharing your trip with us and showing us that part of Turkey, and I also like seeing Ataturk's house
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