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ordu to georgian frontier

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safranbolu to ordu

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Ordu to Georgian Frontier: Turkey, we will miss you!

Who would have thought that walking into a classroom of 10 years olds could give you sweaty palms, tunnel vision, and make your mind go blank. They say animals can smell fear, but after walking into a classroom in Beşikdüzü I can confirm that 10 years olds can also smell fear! More of that later… … Continue reading »

Safranbolu to Ordu: Mountains to the sea

I wake, as I have done most mornings in Turkey, to the eerie wail of the call to prayer echoing around the valley in the darkness. The initial call from a nearby mosque is soon joined by other, fainter voices carried on a gentle breeze from minarets in numerous tiny settlements hidden from view at … Continue reading »

Istanbul to Safranbolu: Challenging weather, incredible hospitality

Whenever I went “on holiday” from cycling to work in London (usually coinciding with the November rugby internationals or the January freeze) it was always difficult to get back into the rhythm. Not because the cycling is tough, but it is mentally draining; negotiating the thick, angry traffic is something you need to practice daily … Continue reading »

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