LEAVING ISTANBUL…

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I’m leaving Istanbul in 2 days, so it’s time for a few goodbye parties…

Last night I said goodbye to a Turkish friend, Anil.

He was the first guy I had dinner with when I rolled into Istanbul in my superhero costume 2 months ago and he has been such a huge help during my time in the city.

(October 2015 – my first night in Istanbul)

Ayran Men

(October 2015 – my first night in Istanbul)

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For example, he let me use his work address so that people like that wonderful Serbian family I wrote about yesterday could send me my own SuperCyclingMan woolly hat in the post #priceless. My family have also been able to deliver a few priceless things to, including a block of Cadburys Turkish Delight chocolate (!) and a family photo to put in my wallet 🙂

Sometimes having no address can be a bit of a blessing, but it can also make life quite hard! Small things, like giving me an address so that I could easily pick up post here has made a HUGE difference during my time in Istanbul.

So, cheers to Anil. I raise my pint of Turkish yoghurty Ayran drink to you, dip my big schnoz in it and want to say a very large “çok teşekkürler” (THANK YOU) to you.

(December 17th Istanbul – it’s got a little bit colder since the first pictures in October!)

How (not) to drink Ayran

(December 17th Istanbul – it’s got a little bit colder since the first pictures in October!)

How (not) to drink Ayran 2

 

One of many Turkish superheroes who have made my fondness of this city and country even bigger than it was before…if that was possible 🙂

#LoveTurkey #TurkishSuperheroes #AyranMan

  1. Pinz

    December 21, 2015 at 6:26 am

    Are you coming to Izmir?

    • SuperCyclingMan

      January 1, 2016 at 7:04 pm

      Not this time, but I plan to come back through Turkey in around 3 years on the way back to London after Africa. I would love to go to Izmir. Many people have told me what a nice place it is! 🙂

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