I’m at the Yacht Classic Hotel in Fethiye on the Mediterranean Coast now,. I’m sitting by the pool with a cocktail in hand…Just another soft tourist!
I’m awaiting the arrival of my son Stuart. He is flying in from Toronto. We have till 17th together and will go touring together. Wonderful!
Azulo is at rest till 14th when I ride to Istanbul.
Already it seems like my ride from Vladivostok was ages ago! Gone are the bad roads, the excessive heat and cold and the terrible food! Things are much easier now. I feel like the “expedition” is over and I’m now just another tourist along with the other millions! Mind you….that’s not at all bad!
Since leaving Cappadocia I have had a very easy time!
I rode the 250k to Konya and spent most of the day touring the Mevlana Museum. This is the former Lodge of the Whirling Dervishes. The Whirling Dervishes only perform on Saturdays and so I missed that. There are shows elsewhere albeit not in the “original location” so maybe I’ll pick that up later.
I had a lovely Boutique Hotel in Konya, right by the Museum and main square. It was called the Hitch Hotel. Excellent. Stay there if ever you visit!
There was ONE problem….Konya seems to be a DRY CITY…NO beer again. I couldn’t believe it. I was back to Water and Fanta
The next day I had another easy ride to Antalya where i booked into a lovely Boutique Hotel called Minyon Hotel in the Old City of Antalya called Kaleici. It was excellent and another good tip!
I spent most of the time here by the pool which was very relaxing
The Port of Kaleici was a major Port in Roman times. Looking at the Port one can almost imagine the Roman Galleys coming in
I’m glad to say I was able to have some beer and wine here so all is well
On 5th I rode the 200k from Antalya to Fethiye I spend three nights here at the very nice, Yacht Classic Hotel and then Stuart and I go touring. Actually he’s just phoned to say he’s been upgraded to a New Mercedes! Very posh.
Stu arrived around 3.00. It’s great to see him. I’ve really been looking forward to this part of the trip
We had a really nice dinner in the Hotel restaurant…We both had Pepper Steaks which were excellent
I’m a biker no more for the next week and I will be travelling in style in my chauffeur driven Mercedes!