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Güzelyalı

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  • Day94

    Next stop: Asia

    August 31, 2020 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Our night was pretty short as the next tent kid seemed to be sick and cried all night. At 5:45am, we decided to get up as we couldn't sleep anyways. We cycled to Gelibolu to have breakfast before continuing along the coast to Eceabat. We had strong tailwinds, so it felt like flying on the main road. On the peninsula, there was a huge battle in World War I between the Ottoman soldiers and the Allies, so it's a site of historical importance with some war memorials to visit.
    At Eceabat, we took the ferry across the Dardanelles strait, the geographical border between Europe and Asia. We saw the fortress of Kilitbahir on the European side and enjoyed some views on Çanakkale on the Asia side when we were on the boat.
    From Çanakkale, we had to cycle another 15km along the coast until we reached Güzelyali, our destination for the night. The village is nice. It has a decent beach where we went for a swim, of course, nice seafront houses and a few shops and restaurants. Here, we were welcomed by Firat who cooked a delicious dinner for us. Unfortunately, Herbert had to miss out on the food because he wasn't feeling to well. Hope he'll get better after some sleep, so we can go on tomorrow.
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    CundA aus NY

    Herbert, hoffentlich geht es dir bald wieder richtig gut.

    9/1/20Reply
    Anne-Kathrin Ernst

    Gute Besserung Herbert👍An welchem Tag seid ihr denn eigentlich 1 Jahr unterwegs ? Der müßte doch jetzt bald sein 🤔?

    9/1/20Reply
    Her Bert

    Danke. Wir sind letztes Jahr am 7. September gestartet. Eine Woche also noch.

    9/1/20Reply
     
  • Day95

    The turkish yogurt knock out

    September 1, 2020 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Herbert had a very bad night, so in the morning there was no way we could continue. It must have been the yoghurt we had bought before going on the ferry. It totally knocked him out. Luckily, Firat had no problem to host us another day.
    By noon, Herbert felt a little bit better and was able to leave the bed. Firat and his neighbors had thought about a cure for him and decided to try potatos. So Herbert ate some potatoes which were ok. I also bought a huge watermelon for us to eat.
    In the afternoon, we helped Firat hanging up new curtains on his window. Without any proper tools, this actually took a while. However, Herbert felt way better and could eat a proper dinner afterwards. Firat invited us to some ice cream and we finished the night with Turkish Raki, music, cheese, melon, and a homemade limoncello.
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  • Oct20

    On the way to Troy

    October 20, 2019 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 55 °F

    On the way to Troy to check out the Trojan Horse

    “DAY 5, Sunday - Visit Troy, Pergamum, Travel to Izmir
    This morning, proceed to the classical city of Troy. Tour this 4000-year-old city and legendary center of the Trojan War, made immortal by Homer's epic poem The Iliad. Then, drive to Pergamum, a powerful kingdom during the ancient Hellenistic period, and visit Asklepion, the ancient Roman spa center. Enjoy lunch in a local village before continuing to Izmir, a city believed to be the birthplace of Homer
    Overnight: Izmir
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    pictures of our hotel last night
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  • Day2

    Ausgang Dardanellen /Ägäisches Mee

    September 9, 2020 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Auf dem Weg nach Troja.
    Leider, dass gute Frühstück war ein Reinfall. Von einem deutschen Mädchen serviert wurden 3 schlechte Würstchen, Pommes, etwas Tomaten und Gurken, Honig mit Butter, Nutella und Marmelade.
    Brot und Tee obligatorisch. Das war kein Foto wert.
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Güzelyalı, Guzelyali