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We have spend the past 11 days in Turkey and it has been a surprisingly positive experience. Really nice and curious people. All willing to help, to serve the, to show the way. Great food and a beautiful country side.
Travelling overland gives a nuanced picture of the country. It is a huge country – we have traveled approx 3000 km. The journey has made us confident that we have chosen the best way for us to explore the countries we will visit. Providing us with an opportunity to explore and meet with inhabitants from different parts of the countries.
The big cites in Turkey are like in Europe: busy, plenty of attractions and loads of shopping opportunities. The country side is very beautiful, with mountains and plateaus. Very green with most of the farm land being cultivated. The further you get away from the big cites the more basic and simple living is. Some of the villages seems like in Denmark 30 – 40 years ago.
We have felt “inspected” all along the way. There are plenty of cameras on the roads additionally we have been in 5 police inspections on our way. Road police, Gendarmes, military and ordinary police are all over.
We are meeting other overlanders with whom we share information and experiences. The map of our road trip on the car stimulates curiosity and makes it easy to explain what our dream is about 🌎🌍.
A few hours ago we arrived in Dogubayazit, which is the last city in Turkey before the border. Tomorrow we hope to cross to Iran. We are not really sure about internet – but you can always contact us through the Garmin gps (link at www.falcklarsen.dk).
We are excited about the coming 3 weeks in Iran. We hope we will be able to share some pictures and posts along the way.