Thoughts about Turkey

Wanted to wrap-up here my thoughts about Turkey:

Turkey is a huge country. Size-wise and also hospitality-wise.
I spent there almost 4 weeks and just barely scratched the surface.

I feel like Turkey has several countries in it; Black Sea coast, Mediterranean coast, high plains in central Turkey and mountain areas in north-east part. So, Turkey has something for everyone!
I am sure there is much more, but I did not cover those during this trip.
Turkey has long history, so for history fanatic there is also endless number sites to visit. Continue reading

Bayburt to Artvin

Evening from Artvin!

Today is my last day in Turkey. Thursday I will continue my journey to Georgia.
I will write separate post about my thoughts of Turkey.

After road #915 I spent night in Bayburt. Monday target was to ride back to the Black Sea shore and check few places which were circled on my map.

Road #925 climbed up over 2600m. Scenery was looking same as in alps, felt like I have never even left… Air was nice, clean and cool, so spent quite much time on top just sitting and enjoying the scenery. Continue reading