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WTF? I mean, really, WTF?
I have been up since 7.30am drinking chai and looking outside on a virtual monsoon and the water is running down the streets. *****.
This past half an hour I have been checking various weather websites, some telling me that it's sunny and warm and others telling me this is going to last for two days.
I think we're going to head off anyway at about 9 or half past. Sure we can't stay here.
We were breakfasted and on the road by
8.30am this morning. Yes. I know. I couldn't believe it myself to
be honest. Such silliness is not in the general working (or leisure)
practices of my companion. Still, it was good to be on the road
early, if not a little cold.
Through the very shabby and run-down
town of Corabia and on to Tunur Magurele where we just arrived in
time for a ferry across the River Danube ...
Yesterday was a horrible day as far as motivation. Today my mood was not much better but better and that is the main thing. I was able to start before 8:00 and get my ass on the bike and start the journey despite doubts and near complete exhaustion.
It was a bit cooler today - 34 degrees - and I had to get over two big mountains. Good thing is the biggest was first and I cleared it in the mourning before it was too hot. Right at the beginning ...
... along the highway.
The Hotel Armanda Ikram is a very nice place not far from the Bosporus. It is an old 3-story building that has been extensively reconditioned and remodeled. We have a big room on the top floor. There is a terrace above us on the roof and the restaurant is also up there beyond the terrace. Again, our bags arrived at the room just before time for dinner so we could freshen up and change clothes. We had dinner in the ...
... where brand new shoes and clothes could be bought, probably for less than one would have to pay the tailor or the cobbler downtown.
There was a fascinating mix of people, as I expect we will find all through the middle east. I most remember a group of 4 twenty something young women… one was wearing a tight but fashionable skirt and tank top with the word “Sexy” written across it, no head covering, while her friends were wearing fashionable ...