Monday, 28 May 2012

Entering Turkey was not to bad.

The boarder crossing took us about a hour in total. we had to buy insurance at a cost of 50e and another 15e for our entry visa.

Our ride into Istanbul started off ok,but soon the traffic started to build up. To say it was Manic is a understatement !!!!

Thankfully we arrived at the Istanbul Bike club to a very warm welcome. Mehmet was there to welcome us. The club members were fantastic. our bike was parked in the club house and we rented a apartment from them for the 3 nights that we were to spend in Istanbul.

Monday night Mehmet took us all out for dinner to a traditional Turkish meal.

Tuesday was very hot and Mehmet had planned a tour of the old city for us. The transport system in Istanbul is excellent and were arrived at the Blue Mosque after a 30 minute metro ride.

After spending the day sightseeing Mehmet took us down to the sea front to the best fish restaurant where we had another great meal.

On Wednesday morning Adisz took us  to a local outdoor store to replace some equipment. On our return The club had a Party for Adisz birthday.

We had a fantastic time In Istanbul.I tend to not like being in cities but I must say if you get the chance to visit Istanbul take it,you wont be disappointed.

Thursday Morning we said our farewells to Mehmet and we were all sad to be leaving.
 Adisz lead us through the Back  streets of the city to catch the Ferry from Istanbul  to Yalove.

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