Tag Archives: Turkey

Operation Get Fat For Christmas – 1st Nov

We have just landed in Aktau, Kazakhstan. Food on the Professor was predictably basic: packed biscuits and plastic sausages. They actually had a crew member in the galley whose sole purpose on the crossing was to boil these plastic sausages. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tea-rrific Turkey – 5th Oct

Tea (çay – pronounced chai) is abundant in Turkey. I’ve never seen a more popular drink in any country I’ve visited. Tea is more than a drink here, it’s a way of life, for some it is their life. Tea … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hamam – soaking up the last of Turkey, 1st Oct

Our location as of Oct 1st: Trabzon, Turkey Proposed alternative route: With our new route up through Georgia and Azerbaijan pencilled into Google Maps, we realised that our ride through Turkey along the Black Sea was suddenly very close to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Intruders in the dark – 25th Sept

No photos in this one unfortunately, as the name suggests it wasn’t the first thing on our minds at the time!! Approximate location as below: The beam of the tractor’s headlights shone powerfully against our tent. A question shouted in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What the tüp? – 23rd Sept

The Black Sea Coast, inland, heading east Due to a strong desire not to cycle after dark Nick usually calls a one hour light warning and we start looking for a place to eat and sleep. Having cycled into several … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Route update – heading North

After trying and failing to get Iranian visas at four separate consulates, we have been forced to detour north. Instead we now take on the mountains of Georgia and Azerbaijan. As we go uphill, please think of helping the cause … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

5,000 km from London and going strong!

Cheers to the first third!! Please help men everywhere and donate to Prostate Cancer UK through our link, http://www.justgiving.com/journeytotheeast

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment