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Old 23 May 2011
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Yalioba Turkey

Hi Merhaba Guys,
Hopefully some of the Turkish inmates might be able to tell me if its possible to ride to Yalioba in Canakkale Province.Its not that far if I remember from Gonen but back in 1975 when I worked there helping to build a water pipeline it had no road connection .Any info much appreciated.Planning to travel around that area in september.Overall plan to drive down through France,Germany,Austria,Hungary,Romania,Bulgaria and on to Asia Minor via Istambul.Ferry to Yalova,back through Canakkele,Greece,ferry from Igoumenitsa to Venice Italy,Dolomites,Swiss alps and back through France and ferry to Ireland .
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Merhaba Arkadaş,
My birth place is Biga, next to Gönen and Yenice Çan.
Yalıoba village is just in the border line between çanakkale and balıkesir provinces, a small mountain village by a dam lake between Yenice and Gönen.
So you have 2 choices to get there.
1-Edirne-keşan-gelibolu-ferryboat to lapseki-biga-çan-yenice-karasu-yalıoba
Edirne lapseki is 695 km...lapseki-yenice is 115 km.... and yenice yalıoba is 52 km...this road has better conditions.
2-Edirne-çorlu-istanbul-yenikapı ferryboat to Bandırma(Not Yalova now)-gönen-karasu-yalıoba
From which direction you come, you will see the old Yalıoba road sign in Karasu village.
population is about 60.
village head man (Muhtar) Mr.Şaban Güven
phone....:90-286-4950078
cellphone..: 90-536-5806571
sorry no English speaking guy available in the village.

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Merhaba Zeki,
Many thanks for your reply as it was exactly what I was looking for.The optional routes you have mentioned to Yalioba are a great help.I look forward to seeing the village again and of course meeting the villagers and I will be delighted to meet the Headman and have a cup of tea and talk about old times.Best Wıshes Dave
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first cup of tea in our club....
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first cup of tea in our club....
Thanks Zeki for the invitation.I`ll look forward to it
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today ı talked with the headman Mr.Şaban.He remembers the days in 1975 when the drinking water pipes were placed...he is waiting for your visit....now there is also a hydroelectrical production plant in the dam.unfortunately population of the village is 50 today.....
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today ı talked with the headman Mr.Şaban.He remembers the days in 1975 when the drinking water pipes were placed...he is waiting for your visit....now there is also a hydroelectrical production plant in the dam.unfortunately population of the village is 50 today.....
Merhaba Zeki.
Thanks again for the info.Give my best wishes to the Muhtar Mr Saban ,I look forward to meeting him.Neither the dam or the lake were there in 1975,just the river at the bottom of the mountain Best Wishes Dave
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