The Hills of Anatolia

This final section of the Silk Route is aptly named the Hills of Anatolia. Last week there were hills, now there are HILLS.

We just finished a very tough seven days of riding between rest days. The weather has been great – cool at night, and not getting too hot during the day.

We now only have seven days of riding left. It was pretty exciting when we saw the first road sign for Istanbul!

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The landscapes we’ve been riding through have been pretty amazing. As usual I’ll just show you lots of photos instead of trying to describe them.

For a couple of days we rode through an area with lots of dams being built. Some of the dams are quite big. One town we stayed in, Yusufeli, will be underwater in a few years, and around 60,000 people will be displaced.

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