Bad luck in a good country

If there is one good country to be stuck with no cash, have an accident or get sick it’ll be Turkey. After 10 days in Göreme I got slightly annoyed with the bank cause my card still hadn’t arrived. And it was already the 19th, I called them in May! Everyone was great though, especially…

zen and the art of bike maintenance

So I ended up leaving Istanbul a little later than planned, but this had two valid reasons; 1. I accidentally magnetised (or de-magnetised) my bankcard. 2. I met two guys who had roughly the same idea as me (to head east) So we left the city together and apart from a slightly dodgy stomach it…

I’ll leave tomorrow…

Thats what I’ve been telling people for about a week now. And I’m still here. Istanbul, I love it! What an amazing city. I didn’t look forward cycling in a city of 16million people but I had a great time coming in. I guess I learned some useful cycling skills trying to avoid the traffic…

Turkey!

I found the road after Edessa in the direction of Thessalonike a bit long straight and boring. The only good thing is all the petrol stations…. there seem to be more petrol stations than cars and every one of them got two bored men sitting outside who call you over when you cycle passed. When…