Two weeks ago we made a post informing that we can’t go to Iran because our presence there coincides with the presidential election and visas won’t be granted during that period. We then investigated alternative routes and had two alternatives, the northern route through Ukraine and Russia and the southern route through Turkey, Georgia and Azerbadjan.
We asked for your opinions and we got many good advices which we are grateful for.
Many of you have asked us which route we will choose and we have now decided to go for the southern route. The reasons are:
- We already planned going to Turkey and Georgia
- Food is expected to be more interesting in those countries
- The southern route has more mountains
- We avoid the hazzle of applying for russian visa
- The northern route has too much steppe
- We will see the unpredictable ferry ride as an adventure in itself
When we arrived Bucharest on April 9 we opened a new tube of toothpaste. When full it contains 160 grams and we now invite all our readers and followers to make a guess where we will be when the tube is empty. We have already used it for a few days and there is still a lot in it… 🙂
As a guide we can tell you that we measured our consumption at home before we left. That tube had 105 grams on Januari 31 and 76 grams remained on February 13. We usually ride 70-120 km depending on hills, headwind and so on. We will also stay for approximately 3-4 days in Istanbul.
We prefer answers in names of towns where we will be when we trash the empty tube.
The winner will rewarded with a postcard from that town…. 🙂 🙂 🙂