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Collect 100 coins to progress to the next level

Sunshine in a bottle

Could it be that Turkey has an abundance of Lucazade or Irn Bru? Maybe there’s a glut of cooking oil or perhaps people just like driving around with plastic bottles of watered-down honey? Over the course of two days I took about 200 photos of these glistening bottles of amber nectar in their various roadside locations. It became an obsession; like the mission of collecting golden coins in a computer game. I could hear the ‘CHING!’ as my bonus points increased with each shot. The spectrum of colours of the liquid within the bottles is impressive. From a pale traditional-lemonade-yellow to a rich, golden-syrup that conjures up images of an extremely dehydrated truck driver. Without passing judgement (which is clearly what I am doing by writing this post) why don’t people just use the petrol station toilets, of which there are plenty, or even easier, just stop driving and have a piss in the hedge? Maybe I’ve got the wrong end of the stick and these are merely friendly offerings of the aforementioned liquids. Perhaps I’ll get off my bike, unscrew one of the bottles and have a sniff, maybe even a wee snifter. I’ll let you know.


12 Responses to “Collect 100 coins to progress to the next level”

  1. Or join the fun… Why not stop in a field, do a poo, pick it up in your undies and leave it with your undies in the middle of the road…

    Please forget this obsession Peter. Or ramp it up. I’d like to see pubes around the neck of the bottles, or no bottles at all…

    Safe travels.



    Posted by Anners | April 10, 2012, 8:23 am
  2. that is so yuk. right, i’m not going to Turkey now


    Posted by Mum/Marian | April 10, 2012, 11:26 am
  3. I think I can already see where inspiration for your next exhibition is going to come from :)


    Posted by Ben | April 10, 2012, 12:05 pm
  4. Mmm, nice …. always suspected this next leg of the ride would prove interesting … xx


    Posted by Mum - Jen | April 10, 2012, 6:01 pm
  5. Impressive. In all ways.

    Bean XxxX


    Posted by Bean | April 11, 2012, 4:16 am
  6. Hola,
    from Barcelona

    pee bottles…also common in Australia or any place where you end up riding along a trucking route.

    Also good when it is too cold/blizzard outside your tent.

    P.S can’t wait for the roadside poo photos from china


    pete Reply:

    Hey Aaron.

    I also can’t wait to take lots of poo photos!

    How’s the food, weather and poo your end?


    aaron Reply:

    good great and better in that order. just spent the last 2 weeks riding from Interlaken to Barcelona via Chamonix, Grenoble and the gorge areas of Southern France. All stunning with great wild camping all the way.


    Posted by aaron | April 13, 2012, 11:12 am
  7. hey guys,

    Contact my sister via Facebook friend request and she will let you have Davits number in Georgia.

    She reckons you will have a Bonza time!

    let me know how you get on.



    Posted by Calaline | April 16, 2012, 6:21 pm
  8. Hi Peter, it’s Richie from warmshowers or should I say golden showers!? I saw these too when I was in Turkey but for some reason I only ever saw Pepsi bottles. I started to think that perhaps the Turkish had a fear of warm Pepsi,and Turkey being a hot country meant they never finished a whole bottle. I wanted to think this even though the bottles looked like the one outside my tent every morning!
    Liptons Iced Tea 500ml has an extra wide neck;)
    Cheers for the Visa Info.


    Posted by Richie Finger | May 3, 2012, 6:31 am
  9. Bottle’s of piss. I peed in one during a cold night at the camping in Dogabuyazit. I did not toss it away, instead it worked great as a perimeter line around our tent to scare away the dogs!
    Anyway great to read that you guys have made it to Iran! Keep on peddling. We are in Northern India now. We’ll meet again.


    Posted by roemer mol | May 16, 2012, 8:02 am
  10. This post made me laugh A LOT.

    Keep well Pete and Mary.




    Posted by VP | July 8, 2012, 5:17 pm

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