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Old 09-24-2009, 07:07 AM   #1
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where the destination is Anamur - Turkey via Greece...

Some facts as prolog:
- A fellow AdvRider had to be again in East Turkey on his own.
you had some excerpt of his trip here:
Traces of Kimangao: An HP2 in France, Spain and Italy

- I've to take some holidays. Not by choice but obligation.
- Girlfriend's working so I'll be on my own.

It was not too long a brainstorm before I decided to reach the fellow AdvRider to Athens and to follow him in this new little trip.

So I started my way towards East, passing by Nice, France where I caught a friend who had 2 days to spend.
I was on my way to Ancona to take a ferry. So we went te 2 of us to Italia.
First, we followed the autostrada:


And yep, before you asked, my mate has the very same bike as I have.
I remember when we went to fetch his bike, he spent some days at hour place and we went out to a café and a guy seeing us asked if we were test riders for bmw motorrad !

Back to our story.
After a boring ride on the motorway, we exited it in La Spezia to go north West to Reggio nell Emilia, therefore crossing the Appeninni (lo settentrionale)

Very nice roads up there. And in case you didn't know, yes we were close to Le Triangle D'or d'italia

Place where they produced some of the bests italian products (Reggio, Modena, ...)

Twisties and sights !
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Old 09-24-2009, 07:16 AM   #2
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As the darkness where lightly falling we searched for a place to camp.
we had some interesting moments crossing some wild birds (the one you hunt), and even bambi, a deer. Nice.

When the place was found, we went for a place to eat....
And in this hunting region, what could be better than a restaurant named Il Cacciatore


A little celebration. "Vino bianco leggermente frizzante con campari"


Pasta al funghi....
Sorry, french dont know how to eat properly. that's a well know fact.


We spent an interesting night wondering what was the critter who was doing all the noise
The morning was great

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Old 09-24-2009, 07:19 AM   #3
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Sadly, it was already time for François to go back to Nice.
Sadly as he's a very nice guy to have as riding partner.
And also as he would have prefer to go with me rather than going back to work !!
So our ways splitted, one to west, the other to east.
I arrived a bit early in Ancona so I had time to had a little tour in the town.

The church is the one on the top of the main hill.
I went to see it as I always see it from the ferry. it is just above the harbour.
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Old 09-24-2009, 07:27 AM   #4
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And I was in Greece.....
I had to be in Athens the thursday evening and I arrived in Patra the wednesday afternoon.
So I took my time to cross the peloponisos.
I didnt take too much picts here
But one in Megalopolis, I saw this and I took a pict.

There are too much remains in Greece so they didnt cherish them as we do in France, for ex. But we have nearly nothing so once we found a tiny stone, it became the graal.
Here, you find a remain of the ancient time every 2 steps.
Therefore I understand even if it makes me a bit sad.

I made a little stop to Tripolis (yes, with the S. old spelling, I know, but I like it) to have a little lunch:

"Arni", lamb with lemon and a heleniki salata.
great !
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Old 09-24-2009, 07:33 AM   #5
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2 years ago, we were in the peloponissos and we stayed in Nafplio.
There is a town near Nafplio named Argos.
And there is a big kastro (castle) on the top on a mountain visible in the area all around.
This time, I decided to pay it a visit:

Larrissa Kastro.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argos
Not much people here.... light rain was falling on our heads.


So now, where to go ? Athens, may be !
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:15 AM   #6
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Old 09-25-2009, 02:45 AM   #7
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Arrived in Athens, I met some good friends !
Time for Raki ! ;)
And the next day, the Mad German Photographer arrived.
And after a wonderful weekend in Athens, we went to Rodos Island.


We paid a visit to the local Hellenistic remains


And as the place was crowded with tourist resorts, we decided to go inland and to go for the highest point on the island


The view was 100% worth it. The offroad to go up there too
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Old 09-25-2009, 02:48 AM   #8
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"... a man on the moon...."




The temp was a tad high with all the gears so this high point where the wind blows was quite nice for us.
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Old 09-25-2009, 02:49 AM   #9
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Playing....


Some time to make a fool of myself playing with the camera


And on our way down.... what a view !!
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Old 09-25-2009, 02:59 AM   #10
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We went to the southern part of the island. Was great !


And our Mad Guy do what he do the best.... photography !
Of course, always with tricky positions.... I mean for the bike !
See the end of the ground in front of the bike ?
That's a cliff, and a high one !
And the ground left of the bike is hollow, I mean there is a cave under it.
And the ground is pretty thin. No way it could handle the bike weight.....
This plus the fact I'm suffering a bit of vertigo.....


Damned, that looks good !


I took some time to run on to be on the pict


And I showed my picts to the pro..... here's his appreciation


And off we went..... to Turkey !!
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Old 09-25-2009, 03:46 AM   #11
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Bravo Thierry! Tu nous as toujours régalé avec tes aventures motorisés sensa!!

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Old 09-25-2009, 04:31 AM   #12
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Quote:
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Bravo Thierry! Tu nous as toujours régalé avec tes aventures motorisés sensa!!
Hi Rick !
But you wont see any Adv stickers on the bike, sadly......
they arrived too late
Anyway, I have them now. mint condition. When the bike cases will be clean, I'll put them on !!
/thierry
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Old 09-25-2009, 05:40 AM   #13
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So we were in Turkey !

Yahoo !

And when I thought everything was alright......
Mr Turtle crossed our way....

And Herr Photographer went even more mad......

Anyway, we have to keep going as we were expected by an inmate in Kas...
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Old 09-25-2009, 05:57 AM   #14
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This part of Turkey is a nightmare for a Photographer..... you have to stop after every curve !!


and meanwhile, you allow yourself to not be attatg

And guess what, another curve.....


will we arrive in Kas today ?
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Old 09-25-2009, 06:05 AM   #15
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Yes !

Campground. Took the pict quickly while we were packing...
We have been invited for a Prima Colazione, read breakfast, by an ADV inmate, DickyB.
You can follow his thread on our "encounter" here :
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...374143&page=11


Dave was saying here how bad the HP2 was looking in comparison with the red beauty


Dave: "Na, seriously, this bike is fugly !"
Dirk: "ahhh, bashtarshdo"
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