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  • 6 – Some other worlds

    Imagine a city with a post apocaliptic appearance, constructed of superb colonial architecture, aged by the centuries and the lack of maintenance, the roots of old trees tempting to make their way through the asphalt, nature forcing to regain its rights. You have it ? Okay, to this setting you have now, add more people […]

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  • 5 – Rom and I ran Persia

    One immediately ascends a level of hospitality by crossing this border. We arrive in Maku after a very cold journey. First thing to do, change currency. Indeed, Iran is not connected to the international banking system, which makes it impossible to use our precious credit cards to pay or withdraw money here. An elderly gentleman […]

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  • 4 – Fairy Cappadoccia

    Remember Hervé? The math teacher at the Galatasaray High School in Istanbul? He also has a great house in the village of Uçhisar, in Cappadocia. That’s where we’ve put our bikes for a few days. Mehmet, who owns a restaurant there, welcomes us around a tea before telling us where we can find Hervé’s house. […]

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  • 3 – The old city, young

    A few miles by boat and we are heading for Lake Iznik. We get into a farming village in the middle of the mountains, Yeniköy. The passage of foreign travelers is rare here. Also a man came running towards us, seeing that we were trying to find somewhere to eat. He indicates a place to us, right […]

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  • 2 – Welcome to Galata

    They were in our mind since a long time, the first pedal strokes, and that’s it, here we are, on the bikes in direction of Istanbul from the Sabiha Gökçen airport. About 40 km seperate us from our destination, 35 by bike and 5 on a ferry, or rather a « vapur » which is a kind […]

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  • 1 – The “fake”start

    It’s probably one of the hardest step in a long trip like the one we are undertaking , goodbyes. Partner, family, friends. Their presence makes us feel our daily lifes safer and it’s the first comfort that we must let go. Oh, but you’re probably wondering who we are. Romain and Benoit, we just turned […]