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  • Day155

    The hilly road to Almanya (Alanya)

    October 31, 2020 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    We had two big climbs lined up today, so we left early. Unfortunately, we hadn't slept too well as some locals also camped at the beach and talked loudly until about 4 or 5am. However, in the cool morning hours without winds, our legs got us up the hills easily.
    The road itself was perfect for cycling! Not much traffic, ok asphalt and stunning views of the sea and the mountains!
    When we stopped for a picknick lunch, Imam and his wife arrived shortly after at the same spot. As Imam spoke German, we started a conversation and he invited us to their bbq and some schnaps.
    Afterwards, we headed to Alanya where we checked into a hotel. The city is very touristy and full of hotels, bars and restaurant. As there's many retired Germans around, people call it "Almanya". It definitely feels different compared to what we've seen in the past few weeks. However, we decided to slow down a bit, went for a swim and bought some dinner to have in our small apartment. We are going to stay another day and visit the main sites tomorrow.
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