Tuk Tuk Travellers

Flying Pans & Flowing Knives!

The Final Leg is On

The border crossing to the European Union was nice and easy on both sides. Bulgaria welcomed us with open arms and we saluted them by throttling full speed ahead, almost. We tried to speed ahead, but one of our spark plugs was failing and instead of three cylinders we had only two in use. On…

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Back In Business

The holiday is over. Thats how I felt on Wednesday after sitting 8 hours in the miserable Edirne Otogar. Grey weather, cold wind and absolutely no idea for how long I should wait there. My flight arrived in Atatürk Airport in Istanbul at 4.55 a.m. and I felt extremely tired after not sleeping at all…

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Olives and Oil

I spent a few days in a town called Urla, about 30 Km into the peninsula from Irmir. I stayed with two beautiful women who own an organic olive ranch that has been passed down for 3 generations. Grandma, whom I came along with really well with only a few common words to share, is…

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Gravitational Attraction

For a few years now I have had a possible theory for why we have gravity, and it came to me one day while driving a car in Finland. The root of this theory goes all the way back to my physics lessons in school with ping pong balls and a hairdryer, and my teenage…

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Squiggly lines

I have a route planned out, which goes mostly by taste, but also a little with the sights, with nightly stops completely up to chance. To save money I’ve decided to camp every time I can, and I’m trying to cook at least 2 of my daily meals myself. Turkey has very nice organic ingredients,…

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Touring the Taurus

I managed to get the Tuk Tuk out of Mersin International Port a few days back, and this time I had learned a few tricks. Instead of having 5 people pushing the thing back and forth trying to kick start the engine and waiting for the fuel to be sucked into the system, I knew…

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Cezerye

For three days I have been dealing with the Turkish customs to get all the paperwork to look like what they are supposed to with their signatures and stamps, so that those papers can be placed with ease of mind in their corresponding files and left on the shelves to gather dust. The offices are…

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A bit of R&R before the final sprint

Kabak beach is in a beautiful valley in old Lycea. The Mediterranean is turquoise and warm, there’s beautiful waterfalls at hiking distance, and peak season is gone so there’s not too many tourists around. It’s a typical hippy paradise, and for now it’s been the perfect place to work. Many people seem to get the…

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On the Brink of Insanity

Having spent days, even weeks, in the wonder of perfection, thinking can this be true, and spending nights in that haze between consciousness and unconsciousness staring forwards with eyes wide open hoping all of this to be true, I can feel myself falling ill. Sometimes the figure of a woman would appear in front of…

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Türkiçe Delight

Turkish Coffee Mix finely ground coffee with cold water. Must be cold water, not cool or tepid! Add sugar if you like. Stir ten (10) times every once in a while when bringing to the boil in a copper pan. (Do this quickly and don’t waste time!) Pour into a cup half way and boil…

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