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The Road to Istanbul the movie

Çeşme to Istanbul by bicycle
1 ferry
9 nights
10 days
750 kms
5 punctures (in 48 hours)

Guitar music by Aaron McKenzie. Visit Aaron’s blog – abmillott.customer.netspace.net.au/Jac_and_Aaron/Welcome.html

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27 Responses to “The Road to Istanbul the movie

  1. Loved your video – we all watched it on Christmas Day
    Mum xxx
    PS Sorry your present didn’t get to you on time, my bloney fault!

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    Posted by Mum/Marian | December 26, 2011, 9:36 pm
  2. Really cool video guys! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!

    Love you’s ya great gallarrrrrrr
    xx

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    mary Reply:

    CALALINE!!!!!!
    SOOOO good to see your message – look a’ me, look a’me…..hope you jumped in your juccuzzo this christmas – sorry to miss out on all the guernsey festivities, but i hope you did us proud!! We actually got to drink Hendricks with cucumber and ice c/o my brother!! Wonderful!
    Feeling very transient in Istanbul at the mo’ – fantastic city truely! – nowhere permanent to live as yet, but working on it!
    Have a brilliant New Year, love to all the Arnetts’ plus pets too!
    Speak to you on skype when we have a base ok, love you Calaline.
    Mary xxxx

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    Posted by Calaline | December 26, 2011, 11:17 pm
  3. It has been my favourite Christmas film! It IS a wonderful life, eh?
    xxxx Mum jen

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    Posted by Mum - Jen | December 28, 2011, 5:27 pm
  4. Lovely. The video, the photos and the blog really brighten my day.

    Lucky people.

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    mary Reply:

    Hi Ian!!!
    It brightens my day to know it brightens your day!
    Hope all is well with you!
    M x

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    Posted by Ian H | December 29, 2011, 10:00 am
  5. Welcome to Turkey, hi from Istanbul.. You are very sweet cyclist =).. Good luck on the road and happy new year =)..

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    Posted by Birol AKOGLU | December 30, 2011, 11:32 am
  6. BRAVO Guys! Thanks for sharing with us your adventures, amazing and inspirational. Happy Christmas and Very happy new Year xxx

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    mary Reply:

    Merci and thanks you two!! We certainly intend on bringing in the New Year with style here in Istanbul – hope you guys have a good one likewise! Lots of love M & P xx

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    Posted by Ingrid & James | December 30, 2011, 8:42 pm
  7. Just to say Happy New Year and Happy
    Travells. Enjoying the blog!
    Lots of love from
    Auntie Jill and the Norwich mob.

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    mary Reply:

    Happy New Year to you all too!! Hope christmas was a goodie, lots of love!!! xxxxxx

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    Posted by Jill Thompson | December 31, 2011, 10:23 am
  8. Hi Pete and Mary. Like the video … seasons greetings and best of luck with your travels in 2012. Glen x

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    pete Reply:

    Thanks GT! Merry New Year back atcha! Hope the new job’s going well xx

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    Posted by Glen | December 31, 2011, 2:19 pm
  9. Happy New Year!
    Who’s the third person you’re traveling with, or is the clip of you two cycling together just a special camera trick?
    Moley xx

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    Posted by moley | January 4, 2012, 7:21 am
  10. hi guys! it looks like there was a LOT of traffic on all the roads… aren’t there any back roads in turkey? or are you just in a hurry to get to the City? i am glad that you are posting stuff on the website…. happy trails!
    miko

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    Posted by Miko | January 7, 2012, 10:57 pm
  11. Hi guys

    Happy New Year!

    Love the video looks really good. Especially love the shot of the two of you riding towards the camera on the ground!

    Take care amongst all that traffic

    All the best

    Simes

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    Posted by Simon Ellis | January 8, 2012, 3:55 pm
  12. Great video! what an adventure! love and miss you guys, stay safe!

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    pete Reply:

    Hey! Thanks Kate! See you when we make to the US!!

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    Posted by Kate Root | January 11, 2012, 8:02 pm
  13. Great video guys, very nice to see you both!

    Those dog’s look like they could get very annoying / bitey!! Very inspiring keep up the good and hard work!

    Gods Speed,

    Chris

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    pete Reply:

    Cheers Chris.
    Bitey bitey!

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    Posted by chris corcoran | February 9, 2012, 1:39 pm
  14. Nice one you two… Good to see some video, and get a feel for what you are really experiencing… All those miles on the road slip in to the background of your stories somehow, but of course it’s the core of what you are doing… I’m amazed and proud as ever… Keep up the good work. Enjoy the rest of your time in Istanbul and safe travels when you resume your journey east… Lots of love… A

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    Posted by Anners | February 21, 2012, 7:01 pm
  15. Amazing! x x x

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    Posted by mimi | February 21, 2012, 9:34 pm
  16. Hi! I don’t know if you remember me. We met in Haymana Hamam just after a nice Turkish bath, must say you looked different then, all shaved and peeled :D Just wanted to say that I enjoyed a lot the video and you guys rock!!! If you need anything while in Turkey just let me know. Kolay gelsin! ;) Hanna

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    mary Reply:

    Thanks Hanna! Of course we remember you! And your lovely banana offerings! Likewise it was great to meet you and your family, hope you enjoyed your weekend together. We’re in Trabzon now, awaiting visa approval, and all is well with us. The riding through Turkey has been truly awesome. Wonderful people and stunning landscape. It’s a real gem of a place xxxxx

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    Posted by Hanna | April 24, 2012, 11:38 am
  17. I’ve just found your amazing site on a Facebook update and it’s kept me entertained for the last hour! What an awesome adventure. I love the blog and the films are superb. I know they can be a faff, but please make more, you’re brilliant at it! Sam and I will continue to follow your travels… Just brilliant that you’re doing it. X

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    mary Reply:

    Nick!!! Great to hear from you guys! Thanks for the positivity about the films…they are actually quite fun to do..Pete does all the hard work though, I just star in them! Hope all is well with you guys, let us know what you are up to ok. Love to Sam too, big hugs! xxxx

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    Posted by Nick Waite | May 2, 2012, 10:07 pm
  18. Hello again!

    Keep those films coming. Definitely enter the Guernsey Lily Film Festival – maybe even Sundance!! They’re honestly awesome.

    Sam and I live in Southampton now and have had a lovely little girl called Phoebe. She’s just turned 18 months.

    We run a small production company / media agency which we set up a couple of years or so ago after our campervan travels. It’s going well! Not as creative as your lovely films, mostly corporate website videos, the odd local music video and wedding movies. It’s all good fun though and we’re loving being able to spend so much time with the bubba.

    We’ll be following your adventures closely. Have to say we’re both quite envious of your adventures!!! xxx

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    Posted by Nick Waite | May 3, 2012, 8:36 am

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