Istanbul was great I met some lovely people and had some good conversations about religion, world economics and what not. I was surprised how green Istanbul was. There is really a lot of trees and bushes around even though there are about 20 million people living there. I even got me a new GPS logger, it was quite expensive but it does a lot more then the one I had.
A special thanks goes out to Osman for hosting me for 4 nights, to Mustafa for all the help and Ali for showing me around.
My host and his girlfriend:
But it was time to move on and Sunday I left for Greece. I spend the night in Alexandroupolis.
I made it to Thessaloniki yesterday where I will stay for 2 nights.
Last evening I went out for a drink and some food and I just had the most expensive beer since I left home about 70 days ago. Zoom in on the pic:
Lets just say it is my support in boosting the Greek economics…….
The last few days have been somewhat low on pictures the only thing I got is this pic of me and the bike while riding.
Anyway I am happy to be back in Greece again. I selected the “avoid highway” option on the TomTom again and the road was great. The temperature is somewhat dropping and when I wanted to use my fixed heated grips again the right hand one did not work at all and the left one burnt my index-finger at first, burned a hole in the new rubber grip and then failed as well. This is getting annoying, I spend €40,- for new rubbers and probably need to cut them to pieces in order to fix the heaters again.
I combined all the gps logs again and drew the missing part in there: