Generally easy…

Jul 10, 2024,14:01 PM
 

The car renting I cannot comment, as we drove to Turkey in the car already. Unfortunately the import duties are exceedingly high on higher hp /
Displacement vehicles, so renting something fun locally might be a challenge or at least very expensive.
At the same time I would not worry about driving, navigating and the rules of the road. They are relatively similar to other places. There is heavier traffic in and around Istanbul and Ankara but the rest was fairly deserted, and overtaking is easy.
The locals sport a very relaxed driving style and most are cooperative and none aggressive.
Can highly recommend giving it a try πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

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An attempt thwarted (no Derabasi turns) and yet an epic road trip - Derinkuyu to Hopa πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡·

 
 By: KMII : July 10th, 2024-11:35
As there was some resonance to the last mountain pass post, I promised some more. The first one of those is from a road trip to Turkey, including some spectacular driving roads (in great condition, too (saw two potholes in over 4K miles)), and plenty of h...  

Wow, amazing trip! I probably would have chosen another car…

 
 By: dedestexhes : July 10th, 2024-11:48
But as I never did this trip in Turkey, I’m envious of you regardless the car! Thx for sharing this epic journey. Dirk

In hindsight, so would I πŸ˜‚

 
 By: KMII : July 10th, 2024-11:54
But that one was easily available at the time and it really did help in some areas, as the locals were so non-plused, that you could do the route in such a car. An AWD version of it would probably have made it perfect. And to be honest, apart from getting... 

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 By: dedestexhes : July 10th, 2024-12:03

It’s a frequent experience…

 
 By: KMII : July 10th, 2024-12:10
That a car more surprising gets more of the positive kind of attention and support. There are quite some, touring the world in old Porsches and Corvettes - not your primary choice from a practicality point of view 😁

I can relate to that!

 
 By: dedestexhes : July 10th, 2024-12:13

Epic!

 
 By: S F : July 10th, 2024-12:20
Never been to Turkey and have no idea that it snows there. The pictures are totally awesome, the beautiful sceneries and the foodπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ».

Glad you enjoyed it - can highly recommend it…

 
 By: KMII : July 10th, 2024-13:53
For a trip with the Alpine! πŸ˜πŸ‡«πŸ‡·

It would work with the Volvo, too…

 
 By: KMII : July 10th, 2024-19:35
But I believe the fun with the Alpine would be more πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ»

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 By: KMII : July 12th, 2024-01:48
That would be a thing then πŸ˜‰πŸ‘πŸ»

But hey, why not!

 
 By: amanico : July 12th, 2024-05:18

Looks amazing!

 
 By: SakeM : July 10th, 2024-13:57
Was it reasonably easy to rent a car, figure out the rules of the road, and drive around as a foreigner? It’s a trip that’s been interesting to me for a while but haven’t really looked into it.

Generally easy…

 
 By: KMII : July 10th, 2024-14:01
The car renting I cannot comment, as we drove to Turkey in the car already. Unfortunately the import duties are exceedingly high on higher hp / Displacement vehicles, so renting something fun locally might be a challenge or at least very expensive. At the... 

Wow, truly amazing!

 
 By: enjoythemusic : July 10th, 2024-14:12

Superb images, you captured the trip very well.

 
 By: clemens m : July 10th, 2024-14:55
Looks like you had a great time, well done my friend!πŸ‘

Thanks so much Clemens!

 
 By: KMII : July 10th, 2024-19:41
It really was a much needed downtime and it was thoroughly enjoyable. I hope to be able to repeat it at some point πŸ€žπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Oh my! What an adventure!

 
 By: patrick_y : July 10th, 2024-16:14
This car is really seeing some weather. Here in California, our cars never see this much snow!

Let me then put some pictures together…

 
 By: KMII : July 10th, 2024-19:40
Of some snowier trips πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ»

I hear you!

 
 By: KMII : July 10th, 2024-19:39
High 90s where I am at the moment, which is not perfect suit weather 😁 Fortunately for most of the day we are I. Air conditioned rooms πŸ˜‰ As for the trip, can certainly highly recommend it πŸ‘πŸ»

I find these road bombing trips attractive.

 
 By: Steve E : July 10th, 2024-16:22
I know for many people a trip equates to a destination. Like going to the beach for a week. But the essence of your road bombing trip is more about constant movement and continual change - around 500 - 600 miles per day. How exhilerating! The sight of tho... 

Hence not the kind of trips that the family comes with, to 😁

 
 By: KMII : July 10th, 2024-19:38
Their idea of fun involves a lot less driving and more staying in one place 😊 The daughter is slowly coming to an age, where she finds this a tad more attractive, so let’s see. I find these trips allow to see a lot in a short period of time. There was sti... 

The scenery is grand....

 
 By: InHavenPro : July 10th, 2024-17:58
and the food, unsurprisingly, delectable . Thanks a bunch for the great pictorial. Cheers, Filip

Thanks Filip!

 
 By: KMII : July 10th, 2024-19:36
Hospitality, food, scenery and drive all combined to make it a great experience πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ»

Can definitely imagine!

 
 By: KMII : July 12th, 2024-01:49
I was close to moving there once but fate took us to another country in the end πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

Fantastic experience β€” thank you for sharing this

 
 By: cazalea : July 11th, 2024-13:15
I’m going to put on a warm coat now and get some whitebait going πŸ˜ƒ

Glad you enjoyed it!

 
 By: KMII : July 12th, 2024-01:50
No one has quite as rich a repertoire as you but we try πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ» Will try adding some more over the coming weeks 😊