Blogs from Marmara Ereğlisi, Marmara, Turkey, Middle East


Middle East » Turkey » Marmara » Marmara Ereğlisi May 12th 2015

We knew this was going to be a long day but...I wasn't expecting it to be 6 hours driving! We started off with a stop at an onyx shop we'd seen on the outskirts of town the night before. They had some smashing stuff & loads of it. One of the family came up & introduced himself in fine English, Ahmet – he'd lived in East London for 5 years. He thought his boat had come in because Cathy bought 4 pieces, one piece alone was 60 Euros, about £42....bargain. Then Ahmet gave us his card, his number, his email address, his Whatsapp name & said any problems, ring me. How nice – he has a friend also in the Turkish Embassy in London – he must have been well impressed with Cathy's spending. I think ... read more

Middle East » Turkey » Marmara » Marmara Ereğlisi October 9th 2009

Today was our first day of cycling... ugggh... Barry, true to form, bolted out of bed like a kid on Christmas morning... I will never, ever, ever figure that one out. Who in their right mind jumps out of bed at the first stroke of the alarm, to load up their bike with 60 pounds of gear and ride 100km? Not even hitting snooze once! I was not so accommodating... At least we get to sleep in this trip... All our trips in the tropics necessitated a 4:00am wake-up and on the road before sunrise so as to avoid the mid-day heat. Seeing as the sun doesn't rise until about 7ish... we "slept-in". Getting out of Istanbul was a bit insane... Luckily, we had bike "trails" (if you can call them that) for about 20K or ... read more

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