March 3, 2018

Before entering Turkey, we were warned by parents and friends back home about cycling through this country. Despite their warnings we entered Turkey in late December. We experienced warm welcomes, surprised faces and great hospitality during this cold season. After cyc...

March 1, 2018

Between mosques and bazaars, modern shopping centers and large university complexes, we found Ankara depicting the two sides of Turkey all in one city. We saw men selling simits (Turkish bagels) on the street and women with headscarves haggling for fruits and vegetable...

February 27, 2018

“Las ideas que merecen la pena no se han de comprender sino de vivir”

Conde Harry Kessler 1896

Muchos meses después por fin llegábamos a Izmir en Turquía. Hacía seis meses que en el pequeño pueblo chino y montañoso de Shigu, en la provincia de Yunan, después de una seman...

February 19, 2018

It was lunch time and we were still cycling along the Black Sea coast. The day was gray, at least no rain, but the blue sky seemed to linger far away from the shore over the sea. Taking breaks with this overcast sky and low temperatures isn't very easy, as the cold slo...

January 25, 2018

We arrived at the Turkish border on a sunny Sunday morning. It was relatively warm for the end of December and we were looking forward to a nice day of cycling. The border guard smiled at us, stamped our passport without any hesitation and released us with a friendly:...

January 18, 2018

¨¿Acaso es tiempo mal gastado el que se emplea en vagar por el mundo?¨

Don Quijote. Miguel de Cervantes

Era un día extrañamente tranquilo en la carretera que unía Batumi en Georgia con la frontera de Turquía. Desconocíamos la razón de poder pedalear solos por la calzada,...

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