Back in Turkey in the amazing Aladaglar National Park (May 2023)

I made it back to the mainland! But had only about three weeks to pass Turkey and reach Georgia because of the way the Turkish border control did calculate my visa days (see the last post).

I had kept in touch with Cindy and she had recommended that I visit the Aladaglar National Park and said the mountains there were amazing. And she was absolutely right!

Cyprus was super nice but to see again some real mountains was just mind-blowing. I loved it and the paid campsite in the national park had a super nice location.

I met July and Philip from Germany. They just traveled the Arabian peninsula in the camper van and were about to go east to Georgia. The same direction I was about to take. They told me that they would like to climb a mountain about 5000 meters high. Maybe in Turkey or maybe in Georgia. I never went up that far and loved the idea.

An unexpected dinner with new friends (March 2023)

I kept in touch with Cindy (the climber Isa and Arne had connected me with). Our conversations were always nice, fun and interesting. When she asked me to join for a dinner with her and some friends I was happy to join them.

We had a nice time together and it was super interesting to get to know her in person.

And at that dinner I met Zdenko for the first time. He was traveling with his tricycle for a long time and currently working in a restaurant with his Indian co-workers.

I would have loved to spend more time with Cindy and Zdenko but the next day I had to leave and go to the northern part of Cyprus to renew Rosinante’s customs permission, check Rosinante’s steering alignment and be able to get back to Akamas for joining an online Sesshin with Bright Way Zen.