Our statistics: three accidents in three years in Turkey.

Our statistics: three accidents in three years in Turkey.

By our statistics I mean mine, Umut’s and a friend’s whom we encouraged to join us bicyclomaniacs. It makes one accident per person – not bad, considering it’s Turkey. However, the truth is we could be blamed for each occurence and so they could have [...]

Killers and suicides – other road users in Turkey

Killers and suicides – other road users in Turkey

Turkish motorways, roads, dirt tracks – in the cities, villages and in between – things that can surprise or scare you, which can suddenly appear in front or behind, or just straight under your wheels… and some random reflections on them. Here’s the list, starting [...]

Prices in Turkey - what can you buy for 1, 10, 100 TL?

Prices in Turkey – what can you buy for 1, 10, 100 TL?

And what could you buy for a 1000TL, if you wished to spend that much money? How much money do you need in Turkey? Welcome to part one of a mini-guide to Turkish prices:)       Turkish prices and estimated expenses What can you [...]

Turkey - seasonal and climatic challenges for cyclists

Turkey – seasonal and climatic challenges for cyclists

Where and when (not) to go? Not all Turkey is as sun-bathed as it looks in holiday photos taken by your friends, only most of it and most of the year;) Each of the regions on this map is unique and there are hundreds of [...]

Istanbul, Atatürk Airport - what's your next step?

Istanbul, Atatürk Airport – what’s your next step?

As the old saying goes: „All roads lead to Istanbul”; it is always a possible option to fly to Istanbul, and then hit the road directly, or alternatively get on a bus or plane to reach some other destination in Turkey and start cycling from [...]

Saying yes and no in Turkish

Saying yes and no in Turkish

10 ways of saying yes and no in Turkish Most of the questions you’ll ask in a foreign country will require a simple yes or no answer. Is this road going to Nevşehir? Can we pitch a tent here? Do you have chicken kebab? One [...]

Asking for directions in Turkish

Asking for directions in Turkish

Ten Turkish questions you might want to use when asking for directions. The pronunciation in Turkish is predictable in most cases, by which I mean that one letter corresponds to one sound, so spelling is helpful and not confusing, totally unlike English. There are only [...]

Pamukkale, nude art and tourists

Pamukkale, nude art and tourists

A missing screw… 10 hours long bus drive from Istanbul was over, we reached the Denizli station. It was 8 am and our plan was to start heading for Pamukkale as soon as possible. Good plans don’t always work out – it turned out we [...]

From Denizli to Marmaris

From Denizli to Marmaris

When? Saturday, 10 July – Wednesday, 14 July 2010 Where? South-West Turkey, Denizli and Muğla provinces. Our route: All downhills and uphills: To be honest, I thought the whole route was equally hard, but I might have been worn off after the initial uphills and [...]

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