@ 20 July 2015- Turkey

David being taken out by locals for nuts and a special drink to cure his tummy.
David being taken out by locals for nuts and a special drink to cure his tummy.

We received news this morning that the tyres for Steve’s bike will arrive tomorrow morning which was a positive start to the day.

Unfortunately I (David) had woken up with a very queasy tummy which as the morning went on it simply knocked the stuffing out of me! So the plans for today of washing the bikes etc were shelved in favour of staying close to the hotel room.

Steve took the opportunity to visit an Internet cafe and downloaded his movie files and backed stuff up which invariably takes a lot of time and patients on Steve’s part when using foreign language computers. I took the time to lay down and rest.

All the rest I was getting did an amazing job on assisting my sprained ankle in getting better. I am pleased to report  at least one part is on the mend! Ha

We finished off the washing and we then started to hear the news of the ISIS suicide bombing in Suruc, Turkey which is a border town with Syria. It has been a terrible day for Turkey with dozen’s killed. Fortunately we are well aware of the trouble zones and are currently 300km’s away from that area.

This is the typical site when washing is done. There is a TV behind there somewhere.
This is the typical site when washing is done. There is a TV behind there somewhere.

Later in the afternoon our Turkish friend Zuilfi Dal came by as he was aware I had an upset stomach and he insisted I take a local remedy of a certain type of nut and a random fizzy drink. That was not before we stopped off at his mates shop where he proceeded to explain my problem to anyone of the locals who cared to listen, which was then followed by a good round of laughter by the locals and pointing at me! It was a funny moment however.

So I have taken the nuts and drank the fizzy drink and it’s now a couple of hours on and things do appear positive.

Tomorrow we hope things go to plan and we should be on our way to towards Iran this time tomorrow with a shiny new tyre on Steve’s bike.

 

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