Turkey

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  1. MONSI

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    All van packed we are looking forward to. Our trip
    To turkey today
    Taking our time we should arrive there by 1st. June
    Not taking any ferry crossing just going to drive through all
    The different countries
    Any advice would be appreciated
    Keep you all posted
    Brian & lisa
     
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    good luck, and bon voyage. I would love to do a trip like this. but perhaps a bit more practice and experience required first !
     
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    Sorry cant help you but sure some one will be along soon Brian but have a fabulous trip, hadn't realised you were driving there ... Keep us posted with pics when you can ..how long you going for?
    Safe travels

    John n Kath
     
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    Have a great trip Brian and Lisa, you should have mentioned it at Peterborough, we was chatting to Don Madge and would have put you right, he has just come back from Turkey.:Smile:
    He was helping on the vicarious books stand. :thumb: Bob.
     
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    Thanks everyone
    We should be back around end of September
    We spoke to don & madge and had some fantastic advice
    From him
    We are heading Belgium Germany Hungary Bulgaria
    Then into turkey
    That's the plan for now but you never know we may
    Change when on route
    First stop will be luxenberge for fuel and. Vodka
    And stop there a few nites to plan route. Properly
    Sorry didn't mention it at Peterborough as it wasn't
    Planned then , we just do spur of the moment things
    It's more adventurous
    Will keep you posted

    Lisa & Brian
     
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    Take at least one ferry or your gonna get wet:Doh:
    Safe travels
    Geo
     
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    just got back from Lux, fuel 1.275€ per litre, tobaco cheap but drink expencive, vodka cheaper in Germany or France. Have a good trip and look forward to the posts
     
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    Try toi spend a day or two at Lake Balaton in Hungary, lovely place!!
     
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    Just for info Brian according to the Euro song contest presenter
    its pronounced
    Turkeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee:Rofl1:
     
  11. MONSI

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    Just a quick update we are here at Hungary Budapest on a campsite
    In the heart of town
    We first travelled to luxenbourg from Calais for a couple if nites
    Parking free on the river front, we moved on to Germany where we stayed for another couple of nites on stelleplatz , moving on to Czech republic (Prague)
    However because we are over 3.5 ton we had to get a go box which cost us £80 to cross through there country and the motorway was a nightmare very very bumpy nearly rattled the van in pieces disgrace and then £62 deposit for the box which is refundable on return,make sure you stop before the Hungary boarder and hand it in are you will miss it and loose your deposit
    Prague however is expensive and the people are very ignorant and rude won't rush back there but the town is loverly
    We then set of to Hungary Budapest where are now loverly place
    People very friendly and cheap
    The campsite (ASCII) is ok bit cramped but for free wifi and proper washing
    Machines @ 16 euros and the closeness to city is excellent
    That's all for now till next post :Smile:
     
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    Errrrr... Tunnel?


    JJ :Cool:
     
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    Have a great trip...:thumb:

    I did Uk to Turkey via Brindisi and Corfu in 1971... (100E side valve Ford van and a tent)

    Came back all overland through Bulgaria...

    Never ever forgotten some of those adventures!

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    I think that maybe you should have kept that to yourself. But what the hell, enjoy.
     
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    It's been a great adventure so far but we not sure which route to take now we was going to go through Serbia but we have just YouTube it about the roads and they look terrible and not fit to drive on anyone been through it recently or we may take the route through Romania instead , we do have the green card to go through Serbia but a little concern
    Which route if anyone has done it would you recommend
    Cheers lisa
     
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    Hi Brian and Lisa,

    Glad your enjoying yourself.

    I can only say the following. I have no idea of the roads in Serbia but 2 years ago spent 400 miles in Romania from Bucherest up to the Dracular castle and around.

    Whilst there it became apparant that the roads were not finished. I had to stop the mini coach on numerous occasions to drive around massive holes in the road and I mean massive. These were not little minor roads but bonefide A roads and Motorway Type roads.

    Couldn't say if the whole place was the same but Bucherest as well was yet to be finished. I will head there in 10 years when its done.


    BTW,
    can you fly Brian back? I think his best mate's missing him. Well grumpy at the weekend I tell ya. He promoted his first reserve Lawson to best mate, but Lawson done a terrible job, CLS was in bed by 10 every night. I tried to get meself promoted to best mate but he was having none of it mate, wouldn't even let me rob his burgers....

    Worst case of love sickness ive ever seen. :cry:
     
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    What a fantastic trip. :thumb:
    Hope it all goes well for you.
     
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    Lisa got it the wrong way round we favour Serbia as to romania :BigGrin:

    Paul what can I say :Cool: mark will be ok I rang him tonight to cheer him up, he is ok now :Smile:
     
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    Cheers Taran it is very different then western Europe however we are adapting to the eastern side of Europe :thumb:

    Brian
     
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    Lmao Paul what can I say :Rofl1: well we went though Serbia stayed at night near the capital roads were ok however the police & customs were a little intimidating however we got through ok, next stop was Bulgaria we ended up going though the middle of Sofia centre on a Friday at rush hour :Eeek: stayed at Sakar Hills camping for week english family run site very nice indeed.

    We then headed into northern Greece alexandroupoli camping, right on the beech and €15 a night including wifi we stayed here a week, then heading for turkey we stayed a night at kum camping hotel then made our way to canakkale for the crossing to Asia turkey at a cost of 43TL it took about 30 minutes from there we drove to Burhaniye to a campsite Atin camping in Oren again right on the beech lovely family run campsite we stayed here 3 weeks :thumb: that good @ £14.60 sterling a nite.

    We traveled further south stayed a night at caravan camping Bergama small site inland with a swimming pool and washing machine but @ 40 TL a night we moved on next day past Izmir to Hippo camping large campsite with very good facilities on the beech camping and wifi for £13.50 a night if you stay longer that a week :thumb: you can use the 4* hotel next door for a really good buffet & entertainement for £8.50 per person :thumb: so we here for 2 week :Cool:
     
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