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    where to from istanbul

    greetıngs from istanbul
    ı havent posted for ages. but we are circling the globe by bike. check out www.toorguide.com

    after a year tourıng asıa then some east europe we arrıived istanbul from ukraine and am sufferıng budget shock.

    i want to go south. is there campıng along the coast ın turkey / greece? should we just run over to the east adriatic?

    cost cutting advic welcomed

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    Hi,

    yes there are a lot of official camping places along the coast in Turkey and Greece. In Turkey there are lot of picnic sites along the road. Mostly with water access and public toilet (what do want more?)

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    As far as the money thing goes. You might talk to the folks from downtheroad.org They seem to have the finances down.

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    I would head inland in Turkey. Anywhere along the coast tends to be built up and touristy with the associated prices. Free camping and cheaper motels/meals get much easier to come by once you go inland.
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    inland is better

    thanks for the links to 2 other couples doing it far better than us.


    greetings from cappadocia
    ınland turkey is better..easy to find a free place to camp..but..food in small towns during Ramadon......hmmm

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    Cappadocia is great! Weather is pretty hot though I would think at this time of year. Where are you headed to next? And inland is cheaper probably because there are less touristy areas than the coast.

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    weather is perfect here. im told its an early Fall. we head south next to Med. coast. but then we dont know. we want to boat to cyprus then boat / overland to egypt. we find no boats out of cyprus and none from turkey to north africa. i think ill start a new thread to see for help gettıng out of turkey

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    Cycle south to Tarsus and head east down the Med. coast through Jordan, Syria and Egypt. It's a very nice ride and the people are incredibly friendly.

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