day 037 – intermission

Mai 8th, 2011

vienna – rest day

i will take a break from cycling to support the roma music school, a music camp for underprivileged sinti and roma kids in hungary.


from aalen (germany) to istanbul, after 3000km and 4 weeks this tour comes to a hold.

day 036 – nighttrain part II

Mai 8th, 2011

bucaresti – videle – arad – budapest – gyor – bruck a.d.l. – vienna

another 26 hours in trains or waiting on them.

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day 035 – nighttrain part I

Mai 8th, 2011

istanbul – bucaresti

22 hours on the nighttrain after packing the bike in a huge bikebox.

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day 034 – km 3179

Mai 8th, 2011

istanbul – harem – üskündar – istanbul


i took the ferry boat over the bosphorus to ride around the east part of istanbul. on the way back i rode over the highway-bridge and stopped in the middle, because i thought it is a funny idea to stand with one foot in asia and the other in europe.  (to bad that i didn´t have a change to take a picture)

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day 033 – rest day

Mai 2nd, 2011

istanbul – rest day

a day for some serious sightseeing and extrem-blogging! 😉


inside the dervis coffee / teahouse


day 032 – km 3156

Mai 2nd, 2011

yassioeren – istanbul


the “city” starts about 25km before the center a nd then you enter this very special atmosphere. mosques, tea-houses, markets, steep cobble stone roads….

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day 031 – km 3107

Mai 2nd, 2011

vize – yassioeren


we had lunch at one of those many picnic-places along the road and met theo, another french cyclist.

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a nice guy offering some chicken BBQ

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got milk!? 😉

day 030 – km 3018

Mai 2nd, 2011

kirklareli – vize


“hi and welcome to turkey” is what we here often and most business is accompanied by some tea-drinking.

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day 029 – km 2945

Mai 2nd, 2011

tsarevo (carevo) – kirklareli (turkey)


nice climb on the old rough road through the forest to the border. the border crossing was kind of buerocratic with lots of passport controls and stamps. in turkey the road turns into a new highway and rolls “down” to kirklareli. just a couple km before the city i met emil & oscar from sweden ( who are on the way to bejing.

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day 028 – km 2849

Mai 2nd, 2011

obzor – tsarevo (carevo)


still overcast and cold winds with rain. not really what i hoped for, but the landscape and the poeple are even in this circumstances very interessting.

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