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So, that's us one week into our three week ride already and I thought that it is a good time to cast an eye back over the past week.
Some of you may be interested in the cost of doing something like this. Well, before we left we thought that we'd like to stick to a budget of €100 per day and happily, even though we deny ourselves nothing we are averaging €85 per day this week. Yes ...
... ferry, due in just over half an hour. Chai time.
The ferry was a tired looking old thing, but she will most likely be retired when the new bridge opens. £2.25 each saw us deposited on the opposite side and straight onto three or four kilometres of gravel road. Deep joy.
The middle part of our day was mundane enough but the afternoon took a turn for the better as we motored between Besiri and Baykan on a mountain road ...
... compensation which can be used toward relocating his family to a new housing complex up the valley. The new homes there will cost 180,000 TL. Another homeowner was giving tours of his cave property with view for $1.
We continued up the path to nice view points above the village. The broken arch remains of the old bridge, Eski Köprü, is in the Tigris River. And the green ...
... br> Our restlessness was briefly subdued with, firstly, the arrival of two other travellers; Ingrid from Holland, and Martin from Germany, who had met each other 200 meters ago on the walk from their hostel to the station. Secondly, with a loud and dirty gypsy family of ten, who dragged their belongings up the stairs in garbage bags and sat on them. One little girl pulled down her pants and wee'd, another bumped down one stair at a time on her bum, causing ...
... Arkadas var ma?"
-----The phrase, "Sen tek?" (Are you alone?) began to feel like a pointy object stabbing me. What was I doing traveling alone? I asked myself. Many European hitchhikers came to Turkey in pairs. It could've been fun if I traveled with Riyad to see Hasankeyf, an ancient town in danger of being flooded within two years by a new dam. But, alas, I had a few days of writing to ...