turkey 2018

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turkey 2018

Postby ratrace » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:56 pm

28th April to 5th-May 2018

Friends has had to blow out on my next trip due to family.

Just wondering if anyone on here would like to share the next trip with me

Bad bit is its a Landrover D1

Off-roading for a max of 5 days Sun to Thurs or less its up to you

we will share the cost of fuel and Chris as guide.

You pay to get there ( we can meet at Gatwick) the cost of your room and food and drinking

Cost of damage to the bobywork while you drive is down to you but the rest is my problem as i know there are a few minor problems

Chris is 200lev a day inc breakdown labour (not parts) this about £95 per day total cost is £475 for both of us

Hotel is upto about £30 per night but i paid about £20

Taxi from sofia airpot to the coach station i will sort out and i can sort out the coach to Veliko Tarnovo then we need a taxi to the hotel. Last time it cost about 60 lev about £30 and that inc the return trip to the airport
Cost of Easyjet unkown

Few things
you will need a camera

you can do half of the driving or less its up to you

you can do hard to soft off-roading

And if there is a section you are not happy about doing please tell me and we can change over just for that bit
Also and problems tell me or Chris please and we can sort it out
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Re: bulgaria 2018

Postby ratrace » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:34 pm

well there might be a change of plan as no one whats to drive in Bulgaria with me, so if i can get another extra week off i am going to have a go at this

The most dangerous road in the world



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Re: bulgaria 2018

Postby ratrace » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:42 pm

All three Landrovers are ready to go to Turkey,just waiting for the last one to turn up from Romania

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Re: bulgaria 2018

Postby timberjohn » Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:34 pm

Have fun Michael. :gr8:



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Re: bulgaria 2018

Postby billbloke » Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:57 pm

And another adventure starts. Looking forward to reading all about it.
Have a great time Mike.


I got a truck and no one's trying to kill me, its a good day.

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Re: bulgaria 2018

Postby ratrace » Sat May 12, 2018 4:10 pm

just to let u all know i am home from Bulgaria and Turkey
All three vehicle that went had only one minor problem which was the D2
We did 2,500 miles round trip
Now i need a rest

but got a new knife

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Re: bulgaria 2018

Postby ratrace » Sun May 27, 2018 10:05 am

1st Day to camp site near border

Over looking the D915 rated as one of the worlds most dangerous roads.(its on the left of the pic)

Meet Chris who looks after us and a mister fix man

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only three vehicles went in the end

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1st part to the Turkish border was all tarmc so boring trip to the camp site

setting up at Sakar hills camp site.

the nice bit was it was run by a english guy

border is only a few miles away

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our neighour

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me cooking on one of the stoves, chicken with green stuff i forgot the rice again

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There is always some one looking for a free meal.

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Re: bulgaria 2018

Postby ratrace » Mon May 28, 2018 3:12 pm

Day 2

Enter Turkey, it took a couple of hours, the disco 2 is a new addition to Chris family, the insurance is still in the previous owners name and the registration number is now different. as insurance goes with the vehicle and the registration number changes if it is sold in to a new region, i know it is insane but that is Bulgaria.

My D1 took about 1 hour to sort out the insurance as i don't have a green card for Turkey, cost me about £80 for three months

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More tarmac today as we head deep into turkey

a couple of off road beasts spotted at a land rover workshop in istanbul, while picking up a new hose for D2
My rear brakes started to play up a bit so will check them at the next overnight stop

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Cossing in to Asia

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After a long day crossing in to Turkey and fighting our way through miles and miles of traffic a well earned rest at a hotel
top hose replace on the D2 and Brake pads sorted out on the rear of mine

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Re: turkey 2018

Postby ratrace » Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:49 pm

DAY 3

Ready for day 3 and time to get a move on

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A lunch break at a road side services

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CHRIS wile stocking up in ilgas came across this, i have absolutly no idea what it is but it looked important.

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A little river crossing to our first wid camp

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setup time

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My truck all done get the food on next

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Re: turkey 2018

Postby Davey Boy » Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:41 pm

Great pics Mike, and a proper camp fire! :gr8:


I was looking to cruise......now I Patrol!

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Re: turkey 2018

Postby ratrace » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:33 pm

[align=center]day 5

Always Time for a brew in the morning.

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slow top up with fresh water.

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This guy called by for breakfast at the camp then followed it up with a drink at his favorite watering hole.
And he is big

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A quick check over of the vehicles before hitting the highway.

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I think this is probably the biggest flag i have ever seen.

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can someone tell me why 82kmh is the speed limit for cars in Turkey ???

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The sea at the front of the hotel and the start of the D915 made it

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Re: turkey 2018

Postby ratrace » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:46 pm




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Re: turkey 2018

Postby ratrace » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:53 pm

Day 6

A quick stop for supplies before heading in to the mountains on the D915 to Bayburt road

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boring bit of road

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Starting to get a bit more interesting

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A sign of things to come

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This is how stuff gets to you if you live the other side of the valley,

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Really starting to get there now

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Chris wife wanted flowers !!!! those flowers up there!!!!

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so he climbed up and got them

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The mountain spring bar

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After all that climbing some refreshment was required,

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The line acoss the mountain is a road that we will drive later

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And i promise its a long way down

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More and more spectacular

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can you see the d2

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Nearly at the head of the vally and the really dangerous bit

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the bridge over the river to the most spectacular section of the D915 and there are Bikes coming down

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two Russian couples on BMW's and as Chris wife is Ukrainian / Russian it was time for lunch and swap tales of our adventures.

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TO BE CONTINUED



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Re: turkey 2018

Postby timberjohn » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:17 pm

Great pictures Mike keep them coming. :gr8:



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Re: turkey 2018

Postby billbloke » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:04 pm

Looks like a real adventure Mike.


I got a truck and no one's trying to kill me, its a good day.


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