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  • Day110

    Finally we got one...

    September 16 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 34 °C

    The wind is predictable here: In the morning, it comes from the mountains, so basically Northeastern. At about 10am, it changes to West and blows from the sea. As we are going to go inland, this gave us a quiet morning with a last swim in the sea, breakfast with a view and a coffee in the harbour. We finally left at 10am and cycled with tailwinds towards Milas. Of course, we took backroads, so a lot of steep climbing was involved. The contrast between the seaside and the mountains was immense. Only 20km from Bodrum, people led their cows through the villages and horses and chickens ran around. What a difference to those million dollar yachts we saw yesterday.
    We arrived in Milas and here our really lucky day started. After about 20 attempts to buy a local SIM card in different shops and cities, we finally found a shop that seemed to skip some formal processes, sold us a SIM and it even worked after 2 hours. Wohoo, we are not dependent on restaurant wifis anymore 👍
    While waiting in front of a shop for the SIM card to work, the owner of the shop ordered tea for us - just like that. They use some walky-talky system here that is connected to a tea shop. 5 minutes later, a guy walked over with the tea on a tablet. Walking delivery service so to say 😀
    We also bought some bread in the bakery. When he saw our bikes and heard about our trip, he gave us water to fill up our bottles. Again - just like this. We then wanted to clean our chains and went to a car wash. The two young guys straight away agreed to clean our bicycles - and refused to take any money for it. The bikes haven't been this shiny in ages!
    Last but not least, we went to our host Alp. His mum cooked dinner for us and we spent the evening talking a lot about the Turkish society. He is also a bike mechanic, so he and Herbert also exchanged some technical information about the bicycles.
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  • Day109

    Last beach day for a while

    September 15 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    This is the end of our Turkish Aegean adventure for now, the last day at the coast before heading to the center of Turkey. So we wanted to make the most of it and explore the wonderful bays around Bodrum by boat.
    As there were only expensive private boat trips from Güvercinlik, we had to cycle to Bodrum in the morning and get a boat from there. At least we got to see this nice and vibrant harbour town. We were amazed by how much money was lieing in the harbour: some of the yachts were bigger than houses.
    The boat trip was great! We went to some bays and islands to swim in the turquoise water. For lunch, we had chicken with unlimited salad and pasta. Interestingly, we were the only ones taking a second round while everyone else on the boat didn't even finish the first plate 🤔
    We got later than expected as they put us on the longer tour than we paid for. The guys were nice and we didn't complain. But in the end we had to cycle very fast back to our campground as the sun already set. Back in Güvercinlik, we enjoyed some Turkish food and a beer for dinner. Definitely a perfect last day at the coast!
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  • Day108

    Hot climb

    September 14 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    When we left Didim, Serkan was still asleep, so no photo of our host this time (as we forgot yesterday). But we had some serious climbing ahead of us today, so an early start was necessary! After some kilometres along the bay, we had to cross the mountains to the next bay. Steep climbs, the heat and bad asphalt made it quite tough! On the other side, we had to stop for a cold drink before we could continue. Unfortunately, we had to go on a very busy highway as there was no alternative road in order to head to Bodrum. We ended up in Güvercinlik, a small fishing village in a calm bay. The owner of the campground welcomed us with a cold lemonade and some almonds, the other neighbours brought some sweet Turkish dessert. So we spent the rest of the day swimming, eating and strolling around the harbour before watching the sunset (again).Read more

  • Day107

    Historical sights - more old stones

    September 13 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Our day started with a climb towards Söke. In one of the villages, we saw a family baking bread in a stone oven, so we bought one for our breakfast at a gas station in Söke. Here, we also met Ayhan who had helped us to get in touch with Mustafa the night before. He and his friend Attila went on a bike ride that day and we cycled together for a few kilometers. As we also met a couple of Turkish cyclists, we biked in a group of 6 people for a short time.
    Then we all split. Our route went passed two historical sites. First, we visited the ancient city of Priene. Afterwards, we admired the impressive size of the theatre of Miletos.
    Our destination was Didim where we were going to stay with our host Serkan. Before going to his place, we stopped at a beach at a piknik area. Our table neighbours shared their melon and Börek with us. Obviously, we looked hungry.
    At Serkan's home, we got an odd task at first: His mum is a bit of a messy and had collected A LOT OF stuff over the years. Now, he wanted to reorganize the kitchen and make it very simple and we helped him with this. I guess he didn't knew that we are very pracmatic and are used to a simple life style. So basically, we through out hundreds of old cups and plates and whatever we found unnecessary in the cupboards and only kept a set of each type. Later, Serkan took us to a couple of beaches to swim and watch the sunset before we had a great dinner at a small local place in the market.
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  • Day111

    Turkish mountains

    September 17 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Turkey has a lot of mountains! We knew we had to climb a lot today, so we started early. Alp got up to say goodbye. The road into the mountains was perfect! A smooth climb, relatively smooth asphalt and amazing views! Probably the nicest road we've had in Turkey so far.
    In all of the area here, we see a lot of mining, mostly marble. Unfortunately, this comes with quite some big trucks on the second part of the road. Luckily, it was quite wide, so there was enough space for us and the trucks.
    Around 3:30pm, we arrived in a small village in the mountains and were warmly welcomed by Cemil, his wife Öznur and their daughters Ekin and Bahar. They have a cute house with a big garden and many chickens. Thus, they get about 70% of their food from their little "farm". Herbert played chess with Ekin while I praticed yoga, headstands and somersaults with Bahar. We enjoyed their yummy homemade sugarfree cookies and a delicious dinner. They also make their own ketchup. As they make it without sugar, it actually tastes really good!!
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  • Day3

    Day 3, Marmaris, Turkey

    December 13, 2019 in Turkey ⋅ 🌧 15 °C

    It was an 8am Dock in to Marmaris this morning via a narrow channel. My good lady decided it was a good idea to set the alarm so we could go on deck and watch us sail in and dock. 6.45am when the alarm went off, doh was it really a good idea?

    The sun was shining and it was a beautiful morning, we went to the front of the ship as we glided in to Marmaris. We entered the bay from the ocean and we glided in with a very calm approach. Once docked we decided to have breakfast part 1 in the buffet as it was fairly quiet and the sun was shining. The food is very nice on board and the bacon is proper English stuff none of the American crossled streaky stuff so I make sure I take advantage of that.

    We disembarked the ship and had a walk into the town. We got a bit of WiFi at the port so stopped to catch up on emails and send a couple of texts (this will be late due to no data but I posted it as soon as I could). The walk to the town was lovely down the harbour and it was quite modern. Lots of restaurants and bars. The town itself was slap quite nice and there was lots to see. Sharon did a bit of shopping and I just tagged along as you do.

    As we walked back to the ship, the sunshine decided to do one and the heavens opened. It absolutely threw it down, so we stopped off in a bar and had a drink and a Turkish Kebab. The guy who ran the bar was really funny and very personable. We spent a good hour or so there before deciding it was that black, it wasn’t going to stop raining. So off we went, the last time I felt that wet was in Malta with our Naomi when we went to watch a bloke who was in the sea, we were no help, he didn’t drown but we stood out in the rain watching him. Well I was just as wet when I got back to the ship today. We hung all our clothes up in the bathroom and my trainers are so wet I don’t think they’ll dry out for days, same for Sharon.

    So only one thing to really, go get a drink and some food !! It’s a good job there’s 2 flights of stairs to the food and a fair bit of walking around as we seem to do nothing but eat. An hour later and the sun was out and it was beautiful, so we went and sat at the back of the ship and watched the sun go down. Still some very thick black clouds around though. We departed Marmaris at 5pm heading for Heraklion in Crete where we should dock around 8am Saturday morning. We’ll not mention the weather forecast !!

    Captains gala night tonight which was quite nice, a chance to meet the senior staff members and yet a few more drinks followed by Christmas dinner in the restaurant. So not to shabby an evening. 2 metre swell forecast tonight so a bit choppy but nothing to major.
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  • Day5

    Akbük Köyu

    April 1, 2019 in Turkey ⋅ 🌬 18 °C

    Nähe Marmaris, Übernachtungsplatz
    Geçe yeri
    Frühstück am Strand
    Kahvaltı deniz kenar 'da
    Dieser Haifisch wurde heute hier gefangen.
    Bu köpek balığı burası bugün tutu
    Hier werden Seegurken in einer Tiefe von 5-30 Metern geerntet. Man kann sie grillen und essen, trocknen und pulverisieren, aber von hier gehen alle als Delikatesse nach China.
    So sieht ein Arbeitstag am Meer aus.
    Iş günü
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  • Day7

    Fethiye

    April 3, 2019 in Turkey ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Fethiye ist eine Kleinstadt, in der es noch nicht so touristisch zugeht. Außer am Hafen, wo riesige Ausflugsboote auf Touristen warten. Den Fischern bleibt nur eine kleine Ecke.
    Auch in Fethiye gibt es Felsengräber.Read more

  • Day7

    Kaunos Antik Kenti

    April 3, 2019 in Turkey ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Von Köyceğiz ging es in Serpentinen bergauf, bergab nach Kaunos. Unbeschreiblich schöne Gegend, ein Naturschutzgebiet speziell für Gemsen (yaban keçisi).
    Kaunos İst eine weit verstreut liegenden antike Stätte, dort wo der Köyceğiz gölü in den Gökova körfezi mündet.Read more

  • Day10

    Basar von Bodrum - ein Muss

    May 19, 2019 in Turkey ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Der Basar ist ein großes Viertel am Hafen, wo sich ein Geschäft an das andere reiht. Neben den typischen Souvenirs gibt es hier auch hochwertige Kleidung, Schuhe, Uhren und natürlich im 'goldenen' Bodrum ein Schmuckgeschäft am nächsten...viel Fake ist natürlich auch dabei. Es macht Spaß, durch den Basar zu schlendern, der heute erstaunlicher Weise recht leer ist. In einer kleinen Bar trinkt Thomas einen stilvoll servierten türkischen Kaffee und ich einen sehr guten Cappuccino.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

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