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Central Anatolian Trek, or Büyük Anadolu Tür 2014

2014 Evliya Riders

We were really pleased to receive this article from Mac about the Evliya Çelebi Way 2014 ride and to hear that other riders joined along the way to complete the journey. Hopefully we will have more stories from Mac and

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Evliya Çelebi Way Project, 2014 Ride, Part 5

21 t0 26 August Contributed by Gerald Maclean 21 August It is now the 21st and I am back in Avanos at the ranch having decided that the heat on the road really was way too much for me, even

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Evliya Çelebi Way Project: 2014 Ride, Part 4

20 August: Nearly ready to set off from Bağlama camp

20 August 2014 contributed by Gerald Maclean Breakfast this morning was rather gloomy, but the riders were keen to set off in good time. Today’s first logistical problem for the riders involved finding the best ways to cross through a

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Evliya Çelebi Way Project: 2014 Ride, Part 3

19 August: meeting up with the riders and local friends outside Bağlama

18 to 20 August Contributed by Gerald Maclean. First, a few notes from my notebook—of course I couldn’t scrawl in my favourite red, which I find more legible when reading it later, but managed to read the blue scribble reminding

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Evliya Çelebi Way Project: 2014 Ride, Part 2

August 14 TO 17 Contributed by Gerald Maclean 14 August 2014 Another very hot day and I am exhausted from doing little or nothing. Ercihan spent several hours on the phone to the heads of the various jandarma forces (state

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Evliya Çelebi Way Project: 2014 Ride, Part 1

We have arrived in Turkey! Contributed by Gerald Maclean 8-9 Aug On the 8th, we got up at 3:00 am and by 5:00 were at Heathrow Terminal Three ready for our 6:50 flight to Istanbul only to find a delay until

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Evliya Çelebi Way Project: 2014 Ride

Photo of Ottoman Horse Camp, Photo Credit: Topkapi Palace Library , TSM H2148-8A]

Getting ready: 7 August Contributed by Gerald Maclean Donna and I leave from Heathrow for Turkey first thing tomorrow morning. Why are we doing it again? Taking to the saddle to ride horses for weeks across central Turkey? The 2014

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