Bike-Ride To Australia 29th-November 2011 Istanbul to Uzuntarla 70 miles. I took a nice leisurely breakfast this morning, before saying goodbye to the staff, who have all been so helpful and friendly. It’s been a nice relaxing weekend playing the tourist! It’s always hard to get going again after a few days off, especially after such a pleasant break.
I caught the ferry across the Bosporus, which I think was the only option open to me. It took about 15 minutes and cost less than a pound, under a pound, to go from Europe to Asia! The Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge doesn’t allow bikes on it. And besides, the ferry terminal was just down the road from the hotel.
Not a very enjoyable ride today! Once across the Bosporus, I was back into all that traffic, I had hoped that it wouldn’t be so bad going out of the city as it was when I arrived, but it was! The roads themselves are fine. It’s just the volume of traffic. My ears are ringing!
I found a nice cheap hotel tonight; it’s only cost me £15! I don’t like the news coming from Iran! There’s news that the British embassy in Tehran has been invaded and taken over! And I don’t think it’s going to get any better before I get there! I might have to start looking at other options.
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