It has been a real pleasure meeting the Kurdish people in the East of Turkey. They make sure I know they are Kurdish as I make sure they know I am Welsh!
"Kurdish NOT Turkish"
"Welsh NOT English"
Very proud people and great at washing bikes it seems!!!
I have been a great source of amusement to everyone of them I have met. No charge for tea once again and always want to know about the bike and how much she cost. Always respectful and always time to help me on my way.
Turkey has been a real pleasure all together. A beautiful country full of wonderfully kind people. Thanks to everyone who has put me up and showed me the best of it along the way. My home is yours if ever you come to Wales (when I get one that is!!).
Now it is time to cross the last section, through the mountains and over to the Iranian Border. I am currently in Van and staying with Ozgur who has been a great couchsurfing host. He has put up with me shopping all afternoon for headscarfs and long sleeve tops! We have had a real giggle and we haven't even started on the wine yet!
I am very exited to be heading for Iran although I still need to practice taking my helmet off and putting the scarf on. I have a feeling this will happen after the wine! Perhaps I can apply the 5 second rule?
See you in Iran!!! Wohooooooooo!!!