Monthly Archives: February 2013

Turkey to Israel via Egypt by ship

After spending 3 nights on the ship (with a unclean cabin) from Iskenderun Turkey to Haifa Israel (via Port Said in Egypt) we eventually arrived in Israel! This route (to Haifa) apparently has only been in operation for 1 month … Continue reading

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Last Stop Turkey, Orient Camping Botanica with Fergin, GPS N 36 21.511 E 035 49.914

We’ve just said bye bye to Fergin at his Orient Camping in Konacik (Iskenderun Arsuz) It’s the only camp site in the area and 40kms south of the shipping port Iskenderen. It’s completely rural, rustic and green with farm … Continue reading

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Bye bye Taka ev and Murat

We said goodbye to Murat and Elad in Uchisar Taka ev, what a fantastic experience and I ask anyone out there wanting a completely different experience out there to go. It was completely unexpected and we will return.

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Packing shoes for England and South Africa

I find packing the vehicle continually a difficult task because it’s always packets of items, pairs of shoes and other loose items lying all over the place. But today I put Nicky on the spot while we completely emptied the … Continue reading

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Amazing drives

Greece Vrisi to Nea Parmaos Coastal road 2 Turkey Hendek to Kocaali Mountain pass Dulze to Ankara E80/04 Sereflikochasir to Nevsiher E80 to Askaray then D300 to Nevsehir

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It Snowed today in Cappadocia, Hotel Taka ev.

We’ve experienced the best sunny conditions with more hot air balloons rising in the mornings that we’ve ever seen below. Today it snowed! Absolutely amazing…

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4x4ing around Cappadocia

We’ve taken to the low range valley roads to test the vehicles for the tough African leg and they’ve done well. We stumbled onto wet clay which wrapped itself around the tyres and stopped us in our tracks. Never come … Continue reading

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Taka House Uchisar Cappadocia

Arriving in Cappadocia was amazing and one of the most amazing sights we have seen ever. After our car problems at Sereflikochisar and staying one night in the Yildirim Hotel we set off for Cappadocia. The drive was only 150km … Continue reading

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Akcakoca Black Sea to Golbasi South Ankara

Leaving Istanbul after 4 nights was slightly sad as we had such a lovely time there. We waved Hotel Albinas off and drove towards the Black sea on the first real wet day since we started the trip. It basically … Continue reading

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Car problems in Sereflicochisar, next to lake Tuz Golu

So we stopped at a filling station and I noticed an odd grinding sound on the left rear wheel when Nicky made a left full lock turn. Fearful it was a bearing we stopped at the next road side truck … Continue reading

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