The Boutique Palace Hotel
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Unye, Turkey to Turkmenistan
Unye proved to be nice and quiet for a good sleep, so we were up at 7am, grabbed a coffee from a nearby shop...and the local doctor carried our coffees over to the car as he wanted to practice his English...random!!
We took off down the road towards the Georgian border at breakneck speed...it was like playing Super Mario cart, weaving in and out of the traffic. Definitely driving like locals now I tell ya !!
The Turkey-Georgian ...
... at the beginning and then we saw dried fruit, nuts and herbs. Trish bought some hazelnuts and I ended up getting more dried fruit - some apricots and some apples that I thought were figs. I also bought two each of two different kinds of persimmons because Trish and I had been eying them for a long time on the trees that we passed in the bus.
We went through quite a few rows of produce - beautiful pale yellow, ...
... and my worry was only heightened by the hilarious sign that waves you good bye from Georgia, which says “Azerbaijan Border, Good Luck”. My fears were virtually immediately confirmed because the first Azerbaijan border guard instructed me to get off my bike in a rather officious tone. However, he only proceeded to ask me if he could get on my “BMV” and have his picture taken, which I thought wise to oblige! The rest of the border was just as effortless and ...
... a Caspian ferry captain still in uniform who promised us cheap tickets, as he was obviously very drunk we didn't keep our hopes up.
The following few days were spent running around like lune's applying for our central Asia visa's and trying to get new rims for our rear wheels, of the two tasks the latter turned out to be the toughest. For a city with so much money on show the choice of bike shops was terrible, I ended up sitting on a bed above a bike shop ...
... who had set up in the bar next door cheered ever louder! One of the bars set itself up as the official England Supporters Bar, having flags and banners outside. Needless to say within hours of the defeat, there wasn’t a trace left!
Whilst in Tbilisi we took a day trip to Gori - about 2hrs drive away from the city. As I found out, Gori is where one Josef Stalin was born and spent his childhood and youth. In contrast to the remainder of Georgia that prefers to ...