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John and Sue Hughes
Auguest 2010

Your Turkey log was most useful and we used a number of the same stopovers. In addition, we used the following:

Ankara Esenboga Airport Hotel - on right side of dual carriageway when heading towards Ankara. Elecs. water, use of swimming pool, sauna and shower in hotel

Bogazale Bashkent camping - by a motel overlooking the excavations WC, shower,elecs. Restaurant was an absolute rip off.

Kilyos (north of Istanbul on coast) Camping Mistic - well signed in town and on transport link to Istanbul. Facilities very dated and small. Expensive. Owner speaks German

Goreme Panorama Camping - very friendly welcome by enthusiastic owner. Site gradually being improved. Sandy steep approach to camping area which would pose difficulty to large motorhomes unless they were 4wd.

Golbasi Bpet Filling Station (I believe you stayed here once) Very warm welcome, tea & supper offered from meal cooked in a wheelbarrow! The men also polished off the last remains of our homemade flapjack!

Safronbolu Otopark allows overnight parking. We were joined there by a French registered motorhome

Anamur Camping Paradies pleasant little site with facilities albeit antiquated.

Tasucu Camping Akcakil An idyllic spot on a rocky cove with a beach. It can become crowded with group bookings. A party of 22 Dutch motorhomers in our case! Facilities were clean but stretched. For us it was an ideal spot to unwind, clean the motorhome and tackle the washing after leaving Syria and Jordan. (CCI 10% discount)

The ferry from Kahta to Siverek is now running. The approach to it from Siverek was so poor because of the conditions of the road that we almost turned round and went the long way round.

In general the roads in Turkey were much better than we had expected. There were a lot of roads being upgraded to dual carriageways. Unfortunately the road building programme hasn't as yet reached the eastern areas bordering Iraq.