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Old 09-13-2009, 01:21 AM   #46
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Great report Venturer, Thanks for sharing that side of our country which I have never been in. I'll be in Tekirdag at my Parents place in 2 weeks to go to Burdur for "Dovizli Askerlik" yahhhhhhh. Keep it coming.....
Thanks a lot. The rest is coming soon, a bit busy to post them up here these days.
Just call me at 0505 629 42 07 when you are in Tekirdağ. I live very close to there. Would be glad to meet you ''Mehmetçik''
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Old 09-14-2009, 10:36 AM   #47
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:03 AM   #48
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Old 09-14-2009, 12:29 PM   #49
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Did you say Tekirdag ???

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 there for "kurban bayrami"... I sort of consider myself to be "Tekidagli" since my ikamet is there.

Give my regards to Tekirdag

PS: Venturer, I've seen your pics and I appreciate you posting a few glimpses of home :). Thanks!
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Old 09-14-2009, 01:22 PM   #50
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Amazing!

Great pictures of the monastery and the art work.
Well done!
A great view of that part of the world.
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Old 09-14-2009, 02:28 PM   #51
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Long time lurker here

Did you say Tekirdag ???

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 there for "kurban bayrami"... I sort of consider myself to be "Tekidagli" since my ikamet is there.

Give my regards to Tekirdag

PS: Venturer, I've seen your pics and I appreciate you posting a few glimpses of home :). Thanks!
Yepp, exactly what you have heard
We, too, shall meet up for those famous meatballs.Hmm?
Thx for your credits. Looking forward to yours. Take care.
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Old 09-14-2009, 02:34 PM   #52
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Amazing!

Great pictures of the monastery and the art work.
Well done!
A great view of that part of the world.
AMAZING EYES, the darth peach
Promise to be onto it soon.
Here's a little taster.
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Old 09-14-2009, 02:48 PM   #53
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Its been many years since I was there with my family, we lived in Cyprus on the coast in Kyrenia we were there from 1950-1952 and back in 1954-1957.
I loved it of course thats from a childs view.I used to be able to do the call from the minerts spoke fluent Greek with a little Turkish throne in, as children we could go anywhere we wanted as the locals knew us and watched out for us. Loved the food the bread fresh out of the ovens round whole wheat bread and Pita bread too. Oh could I go on with this thread,
I loved your pictures and story as it brings back so many memories and we visited Istanbul several times.
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Old 09-18-2009, 09:18 PM   #54
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Thanks a lot. The rest is coming soon, a bit busy to post them up here these days.
Just call me at 0505 629 42 07 when you are in Tekirdağ. I live very close to there. Would be glad to meet you ''Mehmetçik''
P.S. Note my phone number, just in case.
Venturer, where do you live? Kumbag, Corlu, Marmara ereglisi? I'll be in Tekirdag next weekend. I'll give you a call. (Levent)
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Old 09-19-2009, 07:19 AM   #55
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Its been many years since I was there with my family, we lived in Cyprus on the coast in Kyrenia we were there from 1950-1952 and back in 1954-1957.
I loved it of course thats from a childs view.I used to be able to do the call from the minerts spoke fluent Greek with a little Turkish throne in, as children we could go anywhere we wanted as the locals knew us and watched out for us. Loved the food the bread fresh out of the ovens round whole wheat bread and Pita bread too. Oh could I go on with this thread,
I loved your pictures and story as it brings back so many memories and we visited Istanbul several times.
Thank you
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So sorry for being late. Thank you so much for your interest in the thread. Great to see some townsmen here. Happy to help you recall your memories.
Just let me know if you ever make your way to here.
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Old 09-19-2009, 07:21 AM   #56
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Venturer, where do you live? Kumbag, Corlu, Marmara ereglisi? I'll be in Tekirdag next weekend. I'll give you a call. (Levent)
I am from Istanbul but I live in Çerkezköy, 60 km N of Tekirdag.
Looking forward to your phonecall, Levent.
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Old 09-19-2009, 08:28 AM   #57
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Leaving the Monastery back, I made my way to the camping spot to pack up everything and ride to Rize.
The route taken yesterday

Today's ride will be more than yesterday's. Yomra, Arakli, Surmene and Rize in turn. I rode very fast to reach the destination. No radar points,luckily.
I stopped at Surmene to buy this penknife as a gift for my son.
A handmade one and so sharp

ADDED. From the monastery. They were both great players. Tourists watched as they played and sang.


On the way to Uzungöl (Longlake)


It was such an excitement to climb up to the lake. Lots of bends and curves.
The road was fine. Tarmac mostly.

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Old 09-19-2009, 09:45 AM   #58
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The Lake



A new road, being built around the lake.

Leaving the lake for Ayder National Park. Highlands and foggy mountains on the way.
I stopped at Rize to have some local tasters.

Fırtına(Thunderstorm) Valley meets me up with a heavy rainfall.
Fırtına Stream, lying along the road up to the park. Rafting facilities are possible.
Wet and wind. I am cold, just can't even stop for a photo shot.
Arriving at Ayder National Park. It was getting dark and I was soaked. I looked for a camping spot but nothing around. So foggy and I decided to stay in a mostel. The rain started again and I went into the room for a dry up.
First shots taken

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Old 09-19-2009, 09:58 AM   #59
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The route taken yesterday

Waking up early in the morning...Final day...I am returning...
No breakfast. I would have it later. I was so impatient just packed up and climbed higher to take pics and see what was around. It was difficult with a heavy bike and the road was getting worse. No need to take risk.



Still foggy


Taken in the centre of the village



Nice work done on it


One of the first houses in the village, 150 years old



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Old 09-19-2009, 10:54 AM   #60
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The return was as inevitable as death. I had seen many places, camped, taken pics and had a great pleasure riding.
I started riding home.
I left the national park at about 10 am and rode till 6 pm. That was 900 km nearly and the GPS showed my arriving home at 1.30 am.
I didn't want to ride at midnight so; I changed the route down to Central Anatolia, turned south at Samsoun.
There was a thermal hotel on my way and I decided to stay overnight.
The link :http://www.kursunlutermal.com/iletisim.php
I had been there once with family and I really liked it.
I stayed there for three days and hot water therapy was perfect for the body.
On the way home...




That was a 4000 km ride story and I hope you have liked it.
Ride safely and happily,you all.
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