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Old 22 Jul 2011
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Spain to Turkey and Return July-Sept 2011

Hi we are currently in Salzburg, Austria having left
Spain in June and we are continuing to Turkey. Weather
has been rough through the Alps. Riding 2 new G650s BMWs
1 starter problem thus far, but BMW is responding rapidly.

We will spend a day with globebusters "discover our earth" rtw tour
then continue through Balkans and Greece returning via Italy, etc.

It would be great to meet fellow overlanders, we live in Buenos Aires
but are one Espanola and one North American.

Xfiltrate
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Old 22 Jul 2011
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Old 22 Jul 2011
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Will be leaving London headed for Turkey late next week. Should get there some time in the back half of August.

Hope we can meet up somewhere.
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Hi,

I'm currently in Iran, crossing to Turkey in 1-2 weeks. Are you still around by then?

Cheers,
Frank
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I'm currently in Istanbul, will be toiling around Turkey for a while, heading East and then looping back, maybe via Georgia and Armenia. Would be keen to ride with company at some point

Andy
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Currently in Montenegro

Thanks to all of u who have responded, after bike repairs in Austria *starter on Elisa,s new G 650 and head gasket on mine we rode across Slovenia
and Croatia into Montenegro and soon we will cross Albania , Greece and
to Istanbul.

BMW has taken care of us.

We are really, really enjoying the sunny side of the Alps and it would be great to meet up with one or all of u.

Not sure how to arrange meeting but if u see 2 G 650s one red and one white with panniers and tail bags, that will be us. xfiltrate
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I'm crossing to Turkey today. Will be in Dogubeyazit for 2 days, then heading west.
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Bitola, Macedonia

Wow, visit Bitola, Macedonia we are here now - (20 euro hotel/casino special) have breakfast and parking at a 4 star hotel for only 20 euros including room at 2 star. I broke even at the casino to top it all off. Young beautiful people all night clubs and sidewalk cafes.

Will be crossing into northern Greece today depending on "just 'hanging out''
factor we should be in Turkey in less than a week.

See U on the road ride hard, ride free xfiltrate

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From Sınop, Turkey

We had four glorıous days ın Istanbul whıle we waıted for yet another

problem on Elısa's G 650 GS to be sorted by BMW there. We decıded to

rıde the northern coast of Turkey along the Black Sea and very happy

we dıd. Very few tourısts perhaps due to Ramazan ???

great campıng wıth famıly operatıons rıght on the beach and great rıdes

wıth vıews along the coast and ınland wıth GPS through rural Turkısk

vıllages on rocky/gravel sandy paths .

Wıll rıde south now through Cappadocıa to Mersın on the southern coast

and then rıde the coast all the way around to Izmır fınally takıng a ferry

to Greek

Islands then to Greece and then Italy up the Adrıatıc coast and then

rıde Italy France (agaın) and fınally home to Spaın then on to

Argentına. Wrıte ıt you wıll be ın our route so we can meet.

2 BMW 6502 one red and one whılte wıth pannıers taıl bag etc

xfıltrate

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Hi Exiltrate,

If you are passing by Kas give me a shout.

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Sınop, Turkey yeah!!!

Merhaba Davıd of Kas. We wıll pass through Kas and look forward to

meetıng you! Thıs ıs a homecomıng of sorts for me as I attended

school ın Ankara many, many years ago.

Today, we are members of Hubb's Buenos Aıres, Argentına communıty

and want to explore your area.

Last nıght we ate at one of the many port sıde cafes ın Sınop and found

the experıence ınvıgoratıng - hundreds of famılıes and young couples and

even the

beautıful people, some playıng Sınop's A game bacgammon... and I fınd

Sınop stıll has the cold war ıntrıgue about ıt, but ın a pleasıng way.

Meanwhıle anyone rıdıng Cappadocıa regıon 26th to end of August or

Mersın, southern coast of Turkey, ın the near future... post here or p m ıf

you want to meet for a chı or Turk kave, or .

xfıltrate
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Goreme, Turkey

We are in Cappadocia.... Goreme to be exact having visited and camped

near the Hittite

ruins at Hattusa We are now in Goreme and have encountred the

first mass tourism since Istanbul Goreme has it all hot air ballooning

rental bikes 4 x 4 and hiking tours and much more it used to be some

cave dwellings and a small village that is all I remember from 1964

Until now especially inland and along the Black Sea coast people

we encounter are not accostomed to overlanders on touring

motorcycles they look at us as

either police or ambicious vendors carrying goods to market in rural

Turkey overlanding has just not caught on donkey carts

are in We have had 3 bad encouters with sheep dogs NO BITES beyond

our boots while cross

country on small paths indicated by GPS 3 narrow escapes these dogs

big very big and have steel barbed collars as protection from wolves

which I understand might also be a probem off road. headed to southern

coast in next day or two. xfiltrate

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In Kas, Turkey pronounced "cash"

Hı Davıd of Kas and all Kas , Turkey ıs a great lıttle port town nıce

harbor lay back and we just rolled ın and had a bıte at a harbor sıde

cafe. Now ıf we could only contact Davıd. Wıll PM hım now

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Hi xfiltrate,

PM sent.

Cheers,

David
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Now ın Datça Turkey for a couple days

Davıd thanks for the reply we wıll get together next tıme

Anyone ın Datça now or Bodrum ın a couple days and

a chat would be great

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