World Tour

Russia is on vacation, Gurkan 300 169 Gürkan Genç
Russia is on vacation, Gurkan

    Wow, how wonderful I slept. I am going to Russia on sleeper train. I am sure we are approaching the station, everyone gets prepared. As they had seen me awakening, they gave me some food. The woman attendant brought some tea right away. I am the only one…

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The rope had had to crack 300 169 Gürkan Genç
The rope had had to crack

Listen what I am saying! The rope did not break, it cracked…..     After passing the Kiev signboard, I pedaled approximately 24 km towards to the city centre. While pedaling towards to downtown Kiev something caught my attention.  I entered the city from the western side. Heading towards east,…

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One day I might also fall down! But not during this tour….. 300 169 Gürkan Genç
One day I might also fall down! But not during this tour…..

  I’m walking through the city, it is bitterly cold. I don’t know why I’m feeling so cold. I shouldn’t be but my teeth are chattering.  There are many interesting buildings, let me take their photos. This place over here is also nice, worth for another photo. Ughh my fingers…

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Give me your jacket, I give you my best cow 300 169 Gürkan Genç
Give me your jacket, I give you my best cow

  Well I entered Ukraine but now not able to ride even 1 km. Last evening as I was pushing my bicycle inside I embedded the rear derailleur and the cassette into the snow and then forgot to clean while chatting with people. Now they are completely frozen. The rear…

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Welcome to Ukraine 300 169 Gürkan Genç
Welcome to Ukraine

That day I planned to cross the border was snowing. What a luck. It just turned out right that I changed the rear tyre with the snow tyre. The upcoming days would show me whether the decision of taking only one snow tyre was clever or not (Schwalbe Marathon Extreme).…

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What if I had smiled? 300 169 Gürkan Genç
What if I had smiled?

I left the border town Yash of Romania pedaling slowly through the streets. From time to time I check my route from GPS. Hey! There are two border gates, one right here very close, the other at the end of nowhere. The closer one is a village named Basin, 25…

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I said two days, but it turned out to be eight days 300 169 Gürkan Genç
I said two days, but it turned out to be eight days

  I stayed for about one week with our Chisinau ambassador Mr. Selim Kartal and his family. First of all, I would like to thank them for their hospitability once more. It may look like easy from outside to present your country. Anyway, doesn’t every job seem so? As I…

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Traveling around the world 300 169 Gürkan Genç
Traveling around the world

We arrived to the town Ruse in the evening and immediately boarded Angeline in the train. You could see us leaving the city and going to the border gate in such a hurry as if we had motors. We arrived to the border, no passport control, nothing. We didn’t even…

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I smile and continue my own way… 300 169 Gürkan Genç
I smile and continue my own way…

    There are no customs or any other controls at the German Danish border for the present. J I say for the present because the Danish Government may start to control border crosses in a close future. Denmark is not a member of European Union but is one of…

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Two friends, pedal together after two years 300 169 Gürkan Genç
Two friends, pedal together after two years

– Gurkan I’ll accompany you on your travel through North Bulgaria, Romania and Moldova till Ukraine. Then we’ll see how it comes. – Wow. And I was so pleased to be a solo cyclist. – I won’t come if you don’t want me! – I know you so well. I…

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I stepped on desert in Bulgaria 300 169 Gürkan Genç
I stepped on desert in Bulgaria

Dude! Are you kidding me? What desert? On top of it, in Bulgaria, the country just next to us? This subject is to be cleared in the upcoming chapters of this article I always get stressed at the border passes. Melih, Furkan and Sercan who hosted me in their apartment…

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At the end I set off for the Word Tour. Will be back after 7 years :) 1024 575 Gürkan Genç
At the end I set off for the Word Tour. Will be back after 7 years :)

We are having breakfast with my brother, father and mother the last time before I set off for the World Tour for seven years. We talk about routines as usual and also about my tour. If Gurkan Genc ventures forth such a huge tour with his bicycle this is because…

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