Twenty-five beautifull days. Hardest road so far. From heavy traffic in cities to unbelieveable climbs at the sea. Reall mental and physical challange. Big bicycle problems. Great Istanbul with over 15 milion population and steep narrow streets. Hagia Sofia, Blue mosk and Justinians cistern. Magical Black sea hidden beaches and secret places. Camping and sleeping outdoors. Wonderfull people allways feeling you extremly welcome. Big national emotions and riots. Felt it on first hand. Crazy experience. Delicious food. Kebab, donner, pide.
All together a dream for bicycle adventurer.
After more then 3000 km and 5 countries it was just a warm up for what is still comming. Alien cultures with strange alphabets. No knowlage of their language. Long trousers also in the day. Iranian Sommer heat. Desert. Mountains. Passes over 4000 m above sea level. Low oxygen level. Strong head winds. Viza and political problems to enter countris.
The greater the challange the sweeter the victory. ”Let them come”. ☺