Travel Blogs from Edirne
... not feel as tired. The cart in front of them had a baby donkey in it sleeping - from the heat I hope and not because he was sick.
Just as I reached the outskirts of Edirne there was a pack of stray dogs at a roundabout. There were about 12 of them and unlike in Romanian there were no little dogs - just big ass scary dogs. Most of them chased after me despite traffic on the road. I had to speed up considerably and went over some bumpy ...
Ok, so getting to the border didn't quite go to plan, it turned out that although close to the border we were 40km from the nearest crossing. This was only discovered after cycling into a back of beyond village where, leaving Helen with the bikes, I was led into a semi-derelict office building and sat on a very 1970's style sofa by an odd local lady who had a phone conversation with an unknown person and then tried ...
... Turkish bus. Unfortunately he led us to a bridge that would not handle the tour busses. After some more riding around, the guide called the restaurant and they sent a man on a motorbike to lead us there. Unfortunately he led us to a different bridge which could handle the load but had an approach that was too steep for the long chassis of our bus. The other bus had a higher clearance and could make it across so we walked over and got on our new bus ...
... use of the nice clean WCs marked as “personnel”, and headed back outside. This time we decided it was necessary to just walk up to the first line of car booths, budging in front of 3 or 4 cars that were there. The guy did proceed to process us, much to the chagrin of the motorists, who were lined up a bout 10 deep by the time he finished with us.
Fortunately I brought the van papers with me because that became an issue… the insurance and ...
... and green rolling hills, then back to farmland as we approached the coast.
Gelibolu was a small sleepy town on the inner edge of the Gelibolu Peninsula. We arrived too late to see the Piri Reis museum, so we wandered along the shore a bit, booked into our hotel, and had dinner at a restaurant on the harbour with a lovely view of the Dardanelles Strait. The restaurant was unfortunately seafood-focused, but Scott was able to order some sis tavuk ...
Other places to stay in Edirne
D100 Karayolu Edirne Merkez, Edirne | Hotelfrom $108
Maarif Cad No 2 , Edirne | Hotelfrom $55
Talatpasa AsfaltI No 104, Edirne | Hotelfrom $77
Selimiye Camii Arkasi Hamam Sok. 3, Edirne | Hotelfrom $114
Talat Pasa Asfalti No 42 , Edirne | Hotelfrom $58
Maarif Cad. Bankalar Sok. No 6 , Edirne | Hotelfrom $82