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Old 10 Jul 2008
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Anyone in Istanbul at the moment?

Arrived today and stopping for a month (well, kinda, Istanbul is going to be my hub of operations and I will explore turkey a bit)

Anyone in the area fancy a drink and to exchange war stories?
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don't make war, make love instead...
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I'll be there in about 2 weeks time riding down on my BMW 1200 RT, I expect to get there afternoon Sun 27th July and stay for 2 nights, then heading south, Izmir direction for 2 days then overnight ferry to Athens.

I have booked a hotel in Sultanahmet by the Blue mosque, which part of town are you in? and is the driving in Istanbul as bad as we hear?

Just been reading about your route, how has it been so far?

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Not Istanbul

Not in Istanbul, but if you get as far south as Antalya area, look me up for a few scoops and plenty of stories.

Not sure if you and born and breed Welsh, but I am from Port Talbot originally so we will understand each other at least!!
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yeah but love stories tend to get a bıt... messy!

İt was an absolute nıghtmare trying to find the hostel in İstanbul. The drivers are worse than any story I heard before getting here! I think the best way to approach them is like a bull in a china shop! Close your eyes, scream your battle cry and cross your fingers. It worked for me!

Right now İ am by the blue mosque, I mıght have moved by the 27th but by that time I wıll know the area pretty well so gıve me a shout when you arrıve.,

Commuter, I mıght be headıng down, ıf I do I wıll pm you to see if your stıll about.
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I have a travel agency in sultanahmet area, anyone already here or planing to come are always welcome. Let me know where you stay I'll find you.
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Yes there are many of us in Istanbul.
Try to get to a meeting of EMOK. We will have onbe this coming thursday but I am out for vacation. If you are interested let me know so I can get some of our members interested in.

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hey hornet - sure, sounds good. been on the road three weeks and would be nıce to chat. ım pullıng ınto ıstanbul tomorrow (stayıng about 70km out tonıght). would defınetely be up for a drınk/story-swappıng tomorrow or Frıday. Drop me a lıne. Want to get a lıttle work done on the bıke durıng the day, but my schedule ıs totally open.
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ps - whats EMOK?
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About EMOK
Enduro Motorcycle club, more details
:: Emok - Enduro Motosiklet Kulübü ::

About VStrom maintenance
I do have Vstrom as well (DL-1000). I can reccomend a mechanic on the european side of Istanbul. Which official Suzuki service.

I am out of town for the moment and will be back next week thursday.

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Ill be around Istanbul in 10 days or so - do you guys put up with 4x4s as well?
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Well why not.

Give us a note in advance.

Have a good trip.
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In Turkey tomorrow

Hi I will be in Turkey from 06 - 14 Aug 08, travelling up to Cappadocia and then along the Med Coast. Give me a shout if your around.
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