Thats quite a lot of distance coveredπŸ˜…πŸ». By the way, i am planning to get some turkish grill meat this weekend after looking at yr pix πŸ˜πŸ˜‹

Jul 10, 2024,13:04 PM

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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... 


 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


 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»


 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 😊