Anemon Ordu Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Ordu
Bought fresh bread and saw the coolest thing. You can buy a whole slap of dripping honey comb straight out of the beehive from the local shop. As in the whole wooden draw thing. Very tempted but we have already have had a watermelon, a carton of milk, a carton of juice and some medicine leak in the car so far. Honey would just be a nightmare! ...
... against the solid wall. Until I approached somebody walking towards me. I had to compromise with them, they were quite helpful and guided me to the monastery OK.
I had the dreadful thoughts of going back to the car park. The guide didn't want to walk back there, wanted us to walk down the mountains!!!! Argh, some parts was slippery, but I took my time walking nicely and slow. Managed to go all the way to the bottom of the mountains. One hour ...
... and after a fair bit of ******* around eventually found a place, got changed, ran a comb through the facial hair and hit the town - Saturday night in Ordu... look out! Unfortunately it was without doubt one of the 'drier' places we'd been to, although there was a restaurant on the cable car hill with a view of town... good place to wet the palate.
... night, we hit up the newly installed cable car up Boztepe Hill next to the town for the view and evidently the most expensive beer for the trip. Met by a crescendo of calls to pray descending back over the town, Ordu probably had the greatest density of mosques we've seen in Turkey.
As it turns out the three mosques surrounding the hotel should ensure a nice early wakeup call tomorrow.
... I have received.
Statistics since leaving Istanbul
I average about 5 hours pedalling and 100 km per day. That doesn't include breaks. So yeah, 5 hours in the saddle!! My butt is rebelling a little.
So far only one broken spoke.
No flat tires(touch wood)
Nights 'wild' camping - 1(in a wheat field on a beautiful clear night overlooking a valley - wow. Watched the sunset, moonrise and sunrise)
Nights 'permission' camping - 4 (2 gas stations, ...