Turkey, Cycling The World 3rd-September-2012

Garry McGivern’s cycling around the world, Monday, 3rd-September-2012, in Istanbul, Turkey. My last full day in Istanbul, but then I’ve said that three times before. I hope the next time I return, it will be for a weekend break or something. And not because there’s been political unrest in a country. Or because I have to leave a country due to a visa mix-up.

Policeman by police cars
There was a lot of police around today

I’ve decided that once I finish my ride around the world, I can always return to Istanbul if I can’t find any work at home. I got asked by so many people if I could take their photos today that I’m sure I could charge and make a living.

I thought it would be a good idea to get a haircut while still in Turkey, and besides, it would pass a bit of time. I wish I hadn’t! the haircut was all okay, and I also had a shave, which was also okay. They usually burn your ears to get rid of excess hairs. But not in this barber shop they waxed my ears. And boy, did it hurt! I will never have that again, and I’m glad it was only my ears. What do women put themselves through?

Please Donate

Don’t forget the main reason behind my ride. I want to raise as much money for cancer research charities as possible. After my wife, Josie, died of breast cancer in 2007, aged only 42. Even the smallest donation helps. You can donate to Cancer Research UK or the Australian National Breast Cancer Foundation. Click on either one to donate. Every little bit helps to rid the world of this cruel disease.

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