Garry McGivern’s cycling around the world, Monday, 6th-August-2012 Trabzon to Findikli. 89 miles. I noticed today when I turned over my map that tonight’s going to be my last night in Turkey. I should be in Georgia tomorrow night.
My next three countries, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan, are a bit of a mystery to me. I know very little about them. And they’re certainly not in the holiday brochures back home. The only thing I know about any of them is that Russia invaded Georgia a few years ago. And at the time, my good friends, the Barrs (who I met up with in Bangladesh), were on a trekking holiday. And they had to get out of the country pretty quick! It should all be good fun and hopefully a bit different!
My last night in Turkey, and I seem to have found the most expensive hotel yet. Ninety dollars they charged me! If they’d had charged forty dollars, it would have been too much for what it is! But I suppose I didn’t have to stop here. I could have looked for another hotel!
In one respect, I’ll be glad to leave Turkey. Ramadan has been a real pain when it came to finding places to eat. I’m pretty sure Georgia isn’t a Muslim country.
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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