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... and illogical path to my hostel I am done. Finished! Accomplished! Tired and hungry!
Total distance = 3259km
Total Ascent = 22,450m (equals climbing Mount Everest 2.53 times)
Total crashes = 3
Total Number of Close Calls = 27
Total Countries = 11
Total Area of Ass Sore = 25% (surprisingly low)
Total Area of Tan = 30%
My biking is over and I can enjoy my brief stay in Istanbul. First thing is to pack up my bike and get ...
... tastes, so many free samples) it was chock a block with people, the owners shouting to sell all their stuff (I love the smells in these places) I bought a bit of dried fruit and Turkish delight, and just wandered about, one thing I found out, LEECHES !
They seem to go a bundle here, jars of the things, they must have some medical use, can't see them as pets (I know they are used to reduce swellings and bruising, but usually for hospital use, never home use)
They had ...
... to get out and try some food - eating in Turkey has been on my bucket list. And we drove through Sultanahmet (where most of the main tourist sites are) and caught glimpses of the Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque -- can't wait to get out and explore! And to top it all off there is a *funicular* here, not too far away from our hotel! It's, like, DESTINY.
But first... let's see how sleeping goes (she says as her two boys are already sawing logs in the next room).
... any idea why we are stopped, but everyone takes it in good humour, and we arrive in Bandirma just one hour late. By now it’s pouring and a strong wind is blowing the rain almost horizontally.
Fortunately the ferry terminal is located right next to the railway station, so we hurry over clutching our umbrellas hoping that they won’t break apart. We purchase our tickets and settle into our seats in the waiting room.
After about an hour, the loudspeaker barks ...
... can be a little dry. There was a time when I didn’t want anything but some fresh fries. I found this little inside vendor and asked them for some French fries which they had not problem making for me. I was in seventh heaven. Sometimes you just want a little taste of home.
The first time that I wanted to cross the street, I just watched and did what everyone else did and go for it. I was reminded of "jay" walking in Jerusalem. You just ...