Category: Travel reports

Turkey

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West Coast – Central Anatolia – Black Sea Coast
The reception at René ** and Zehra’s in Ҫeşme could not have been more cordial than if we had been best friends for many years. In just a few days we were offered another, more intensive piece of Turkey that we would never have experienced in this way; it was virtually a little glimpse behind the scenes in the company of the best connoisseurs. Between Ҫeşme and Ismir we were guided to places that only a local knows, or to the finest restaurants and excellent food. I have never seen such a complete and neatly restored BMW motorcycle collection as here in Turkey. No travel guide could have familiarized us so intensively with the country and its people. I would like to thank both René and Zehra for their generous hospitality. Read More

Southern Turkey

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…from southwest to east and back again!
The entry of the small Turkish ferry boat in Rhodes was like a small redemption for us; finally we continued our journey and nothing stood in the way of the crossing to Turkey. Or was there?
The captain himself wanted to see the valid insurance papers before loading our jeep, as he had to take us back to the European area immediately in case of invalid papers. A small foretaste that we will now leave Europe for the Asian area. Read More

Island hopping – …Crete – Rhodes

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“We fled south to Crete and found winter! Snow up to 600 meters above sea level… (but first one after the other. 😉 )

After a long night on the ferry we reached Chaniá on Crete in the morning. The sun was already laughing at us since the morning hours and we enjoyed the warmth on the deck of the ferry and felt like on a small cruise. Read More

Greece

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…finally we are in the South
Somehow we were relieved after crossing the border into an EU country and from Greece you only hear positive things: sun, sea and great people. We were happy. The first night we spent – together with German campers – on a lonely beach, which we had for us alone. Wishlessly happy we let ourselves be rocked to sleep by the surf. Read More

Albania

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…a land of extreme contrasts
The stern looks of the Albanian border official were still in our minds for a long time, when we already drove some kilometers into this country, which had been isolated for decades. Apart from the many warnings and advice, our first impression was somewhat clouded. There was garbage everywhere and on the first kilometers the country made a very untidy impression on us. Read More

Going south; following the sun…

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…..at last we’re on our way!
On November 26th the time had finally come; the last official entry for our jeep was finally granted for all our impossible attachments, after a few adjustments nobody could stop us anymore.
The goodbyes at the next family members were kept short, but the wet eyes could not be avoided completely. Once again we had experienced a very intensive time together. Read More

„Pit stop“

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…again in the old homeland
The premature return home was like an emotional ride on a roller coaster; somehow we were really looking forward to our family and the many friends, on the other hand we felt like little losers. Everywhere we had to explain why we were already back.

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Back to the start….

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…from Pembroke to Halifax
Yes, that’s how you could name our last stage after Halifax, where our adventure began on 2 July 2018. Actually we had planned our onward journey differently and would be on the way at this time on the west coast of North America. But life learns and so we take it as it comes, day after day. Read More

The decision

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The journey across half of Canada was long; partly a bit monotonous and boring, other sections varied with wonderful impressions.
The long drive also allowed us to think about and question a lot of things. For us it was clear from the beginning that the adventure ” round-the-world trip ” with a somewhat older vehicle holds certain uncertainties in itself. But the hope was greater than the concern and so we started on 5 July 2018 in Halifax to our big trip. Read More

Trans-Canada Highway

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…from Salmon Arm to Pembroke
The few days in Salmon Arm/Sicamous (BC) almost didn’t want to end. Because of the bigger damage to our car we didn’t know for a long time what we wanted to do, what we could do and how to continue. The workshop was able to locate the damage to the injection system and found the spare parts for an identical engine. But the offer immediately took our breath away and the workshop did not want to guarantee us the repair success. Read More