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Into the Wilderness of Bulgaria!

June 16, 2012
Into the Wilderness of Bulgaria!

Today was the last day in Greece. I had accommodated myself in an unremarkable yet-another-town of Serrus in Greece near the Greece – Bulgarian border. I was excited for Bulgaria since it is a country which was not a part of the Schengen Agreement but a part of Euro zone. Moreover it had that...

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The Home Run

June 15, 2012

It has been 28 days on the road, with a little lesser in riding days. 7000 kms have been done so far. The last seven days remain of the biggest roadtrip of my life. I have seen many countries and cultures, ridden through rain and snow, dust and heat. have taken thousands of curves....

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Further into Greece…

June 13, 2012
Further into Greece…

Today I had a chance to sample some unique Greek Eastern Orthodox monasteries perched on top of high sandstone cliffs jutting out of perfectly a perfectly flat area. This was Meteora, and the word literally means ‘suspended in air’ or ‘in the heaven above’. The Theopetra caves 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south of Meteora...

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From One Village to Another: In Greece

June 12, 2012
From One Village to Another: In Greece

Today’s ride was relatively short. Just 200 kms. Today I would be descending the Mount Pelion area and cutting a bit across Greece towards the west and settle down in the municipality of Lake Plastiras in the village of Kalyvia. Usually nature suffers a loss whenever man has developed anything. However, Lake Plastiras seems...

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Güle Güle, Turkistan! Into the land of α, β, and Ω-Yunanistan!

June 11, 2012
Güle Güle, Turkistan! Into the land of α, β, and Ω-Yunanistan!

It was my first true inter-national border crossing. The first one had been shelved. I had an Italian Schengen visa and doing the maths it was supposed to work while entering Greece, as it is a Schengen country. When I say ‘supposed’ I mean to advise and remind myself and you (if you are...

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Almost Greece!

June 9, 2012
Almost Greece!

In the last blog I spoke about on how I found perhaps the best place to stay in the trip so far. I believe that most of the things that we feel are pleasant and good happen unexpected, when we are expecting them the least. Yesterday I was supposed to reach the town of...

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Ephesus!

June 6, 2012
Ephesus!

The city looked like it had been run down by Asterix and Obelix.  Yes, this was my first true ‘Roman city destroyed by Gauls’ experience. The first one was Rome itself on The Great Italian Roadtrip in 2010, but this was the ‘real deal’. Yesterday, I was staying in the nearby hill village of...

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To the City of Ephesus!

June 4, 2012
To the City of Ephesus!

Ephesus (Efes), an ancient Greek city and then a major Roman city is located in western Turkey. And this is where Mission Red Planet would go through. Areas around this city had been inhabited since 6000 BC. And that is Ancient! The place where I come from in India, its capital, Delhi , is...

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MultiStrada rides in AlienScape: Mission Red Planet continues in Turkey!

June 2, 2012
MultiStrada rides in AlienScape: Mission Red Planet continues in Turkey!

Turkey was surprising me all the time. When I landed here I did not quite know what would I expect. However in just two days of Turkey had delighted me. I was especially having fun identifying and discovering the common words in Hindi/urdu) and Turkish. Chai, meshur (mahshoor), kabristan and more. I felt like...

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Onwards from Istanbul to the City Of Saffron!

May 31, 2012
Onwards from Istanbul to the City Of Saffron!

Today my ride in Turkey actually started. I covered almost 400 kms reach the village of Safranbolu, which is derived from the Greek Saframpolis, as it was also known. This literally means the City of Saffron. Even today, just 20 kms away from here, in the village of Davutobasi, perhaps the world’s highest quality...

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