Güle Güle Turkey

My next stop after Erzincan was Kelkit, a city laying between two ranges of mountains.  I had planned on going further than here but the early onset of darkness  had caught me out again. It was also pretty cold and I didn’t feel like pushing on for the sake of it and ending up freezing…

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Cappadocia

Arriving in Cappadocia and Goreme  National park it quickly became clear that I was somewhere special. The landscape is like nothing else I’ve seen, born from ancient volcanic activity  there are rock formations that seem impossible and in the distance the massive volcanic mountain of Erciyes. Erciyes is one of the most amazing mountains I’ve…

Ankara to Goreme

In Ankara I had originally planned on getting my Iranian visa. By the time I had arrived though I was pretty sure that I wouldn’t be going via the middle east. Instead I planned on sorting out other visas I might need, getting cold weather clothes and getting my bike checked over. In the end…

Frozen Turkey

Having arrived into Bursa and having taken myself off the main roads my adrenaline levels dropped and I tried to find a cheap hotel. Initially this proved difficult as the only one I could find did not really have anywhere I could put my bike. Luckily after some aimless rolling I eventually found a hotel…

Out of Europe

My last day in Greece was a bit more eventful than I was hoping.  I had expected an easy ride from Komotini to the border at Kipon. It did indeed start easily and I was ticking along through some nice Greek countryside – I stopped in a small village for a coke and sat and…