For the first time ever we spent a night in a tent at a border control station.
Snow, freezing temperatures, winter… And we feel great in a tent… Never mind 3 sweaters and 2 pairs of pants we have to put on. The most important thing is that in a meagre couple thousands of kilometres it will be green, warm and sunny…5
We’ve had so many long and boring ascends in Turkey!.. This one, however, took almost a whole day: a non-stop 20 km-long ascend. In the meantime, winter is only getting harsher.
Having spent a night in a tent at -8°C, we are pleasantly surprised about getting through it relatively easily. Hopefully from now on things will be less adventurous…
Some of the most difficult weather conditions during our trip. Northeastern Turkey, December 2014.1
It’s rare not to be allowed to set up a tent at a Turkish gas station. More often, they will treat you to some tea, and in winter they will invite you in, this time it was into a mosque.
In Turkey, chili pepper is served on a separate plate as a proper dish. It might be hot, but it could also be quite good for you when cycling outside in wintertime.
Turkey is not always sunny. If you are planning to cycle in the Turkish mountains in winter, make sure to bring enough warm clothes.
About one of the most beautiful places on Earth – Turkish Cappadocia.28
Turkish countryside is a colourful, picturesque and interesting place. Cycling through Turkish countryside is pure joy, even though sometimes it’s a bit adventurous.