Our route so far…

For those of you wondering where we’ve been for the last 2 and a half years: Also, postcard maps of our route can be found in the our route section of our website. We’ve also added a couple of new pages including our favourite photos (more coming soon) and videos. Advertisements

The Black Sea to the Caspian Sea

From the Black Sea Coast to the Caspian Sea we have experienced the biggest change in scenery in the shortest distance so far. From the cool, rainy hills of the Turkish tea plantations, into the Georgian plain surrounding Batumi we returned to hot and humid. Heading into the hills, the scenery took on a more…

Good company

For the last couple of weeks we’ve been cycling with a couple of fellow cycle tourers, Priit and Ulvi, from Estonia. It has been great to share the experience with like-minded people, and learn a thing or two from their easy going nature to slow down a bit and live in the moment.

D010 aka The Turkish Black Sea Coast

Our route through Turkey in Asia was almost entirely on the coastal road (the D010). The first half from Istanbul for about a week was very hilly with very steep climbs and descents. Our average speed for this section was about 8km/hr and we couldn’t go much further than 60km in a day. It was,…

iSTANBUL

All 4 of our parents came to visit us in istanbul, our last stopping point in Europe. Sitting atop the hill, the palace and mosques dominate the centre of town. As well as the sights above ground, the cisterns are incredible. Forgotten for centuries, they were rediscovered when it was found that water and sometimes…

Kiyikoy to Yalikoy

We heard of a road along the Turkish coast linking the towns of Kiyikoy and Yalikoy from a German couple we bumped into in Bulgaria. There’s no such road according to our map, and Google marks an incomplete track, but we thought we’d check it out. The track wound it’s way up and down along…