Pedalling around Central Anatolia we notice lots of funny signs, paintings and statues. Only later we learn they show Nasreddin Hodja, a trickster figure in Turkey who possibly lived here
about 700 years ago. We found different answers to the question, why he sits on his donkey facing its tail... Doesn't work well on a bicycle!
We were looking forward to visit Cappadocia for a long time. The last day on our way there we only see fog, rain and snowflakes - if the weather stays like that we will not be able to see the
fairy tale landscape at all...
Arrived in Turkey we first notice the great amount of cycle ways and free lanes on highways, so cycling is very relaxed. It takes us a while to realize that this is also due to the patient
turkish drivers - no honking any more, except occacionally to grett us. Generally people here are very hospitable and helpful, almost every day someone invites us to have tea, stay overnight
or we get little presents... One boy helps Monis to push up her bicycle up a very steep street and people offer to take us uphill by car or just because of bad weather. What we don't like is
the smog in every city and village, people burn everything here...