Topic: Cycling trip 2005 – 2009


Sunday the 13th of November was the day. Our alarm clock went off at 7:00AM to make an early start to reach the border of Turkey and Iran. (more…)

Sugar Party, military and film crew

It feels great to leave Malatya on our bicycles with the sun shining on our backs. Malatya is famous for its apricots, which we notice as soon as we leave the town. Everywhere besides the road there are gardens with apricots and a lot of stands selling the fruit as well. During a break a jeep passes us by very slowly. After about 100 meters the car turns around and moves into our direction….military. Two high ranked men step out of the car and two others are following them holding big guns. “Where are you from?” “What’s your name?” They think everything is great about us and they walk back to their cars totally satisfied. (more…)

From Pammukala to Malatya: Height, chimneys and snow.

We start climbing from Karahayit to 1000 meter and higher. The road leads us through nice and green landscapes. Ascending goes slowly, while we follow the valley to a higher part of Turkey. With the height the temperature drops below the 20 degrees and we have to get used to that. Until now we are spoilt with warm weather. The colors around us are fantastic and when the sun shines on the trees it’s even more beautiful. During our days of cycling we are surrounded by golden trees and now and then by a top of a mountain. The temperature is around ten degrees and in the evening it drops to five or lower. (more…)