01.07.09: Pendik RORO Waiting for Oguzhan & Yigit at Istanbul tolls on our way to Pendik. Piranhas are humanists and make friends under every circumstance.
01.07.09: Pendik RORO We parked our kids inside the RORO. Thanks to dearest Irem’s father Ali every paper work is smoothly done. You are great Father Ali!
Day 1- 04.07.09: Istanbul Trieste Waiting for the plane… We arrived a little bit (4 hours) early for the departure. It takes off at 07:00. All that Piranhas needed at that time was sleep.
04.07.09: Istanbul Trieste Landed on time in Slovenia. Now it’s time to get to Trieste with our friends, truck drivers.
04.07.09: Trieste A praise to Trieste on the wall of the barrack inside the port. Where the hell are we?
04.07.09: Trieste RORO will arrive 8 hours late so we relax… We need to sleep until the RORO comes before we head for 370 km.
04.07.09: Trieste Don’t say wow looking at the AC, it doesn’t work.
04.07.09: Trieste Piranhas is the type that is most adaptive to tough conditions within homosapiens species.
04.07.09: Trieste Piranhas are social…
04.07.09: Trieste There it is, the RORO. It is 16:00.
04.07.09: Trieste Port crew are prisoners that are used by government for heavy duty jobs.
04.07.09: Trieste Kids arrive safe and clean to Trieste.
04.07.09: Trieste Bye Trieste. Wheels roll at 17:30 to Zadar.
04.07.09: Trieste Zadar Got to Crotia over Slovenia. Below scene is from Bakar in Crotia. It’s 19:37 and we have a lot kms to ride.
04.07.09: Trieste Zadar Lucky Piranhas. It’s a fest in a small town in Crotia. Most probably the whole population of town were there.
04.07.09: Trieste Zadar No nooo it’s not what you think, Yigit is just asking for directions to Zadar.
04.07.09: Trieste Zadar Oguzhan is happy actually…
04.07.09: Trieste Zadar Arrived Zadar at 02:30. Rode 370 kms and we are wasted. Mehmet is getting rid of the beautiful receptionist in bikini telling her that the group has to sleep as the answer to her ‘what are you guys are planning for tonight’ question and Piranhas happily fall asleep immediately. 370 km
Day 2 - 05.07.09: Zadar Split Piranhas woke up at10:30. Oguzhan, Mehmet & Ozgur slept in one room and Yigit slept in the kitchen. Piranhas know when to unite…
05.07.09: Zadar Split Piranhas are sensitive to nature...
05.07.09: Zadar Split A bungee bridge on our way to Split and nice view.
05.07.09: Zadar Split We leave Split at around 17:30 and head to Mostar.
05.07.09: Split Mostar Nature is generous among our way…
05.07.09: Split Mostar Piranhas are self confident and can urinate public even in Europe.
05.07.09: Split Mostar Piranhas are opportunistic, Piranhas are self-sacrificing…
05.07.09: Split Mostar And we are in Bosnia. We are hungry and we have an hour of ride left to Mostar.
05.07.09: Split Mostar We are almost in Mostar but we lost Ozgur. Bullet holes on the walls, traces of war are still there…
05.07.09: Split Mostar We are in Mostar at22:00. We meet Ozgur there. Below are the view of Mostar Bridge.
05.07.09: Mostar Dubrovnik So little left to Dubrovnik… It’s 02:30… Just Piranhas on the road… We shoot a great pic with our tripod. Piranhas shoot the best picture.
Zadar Split Mostar Dubrovnik We arrive Dubrovnik at 03:30. Rode 515 kms. 370 km 515 km
Day 3 - 06.07.09: Dubrovnik Sea, sunshine, beach, no top, sleep…
3. Gun - 06.07.09: Dubrovnik City ride in the afternoon
Day 3 - 06.07.09: Dubrovnik Dinner in old town
Day 4 - 07.07.09: Ferry We are on the ferry, we are different. We are comfy.
Day 4 - 07.07.09: Ferry Attention to the evil eye on Oguzhan’s wrist
Day 4 - 07.07.09: Ferry Some Piranhas are rich, some Piranhas seem to be rich
Dubrovnik Bari Ferry arrives Bari in 9 hours 370 km 515 km
Day 5 - 08.07.09: Bari Possitano Naples We stop at a village in Italy. Piranhas are stylish, they don’t use helmets but straw hats
Day 5 - 08.07.09: Bari Possitano Naples We are very close to Possitano. Piranhas are technical guys.
Day 5 - 08.07.09: Bari Possitano Naples Possitano…
Day 5 - 08.07.09: Bari Possitano Naples We sleep in Naples. No pic shot in Naples, below is a pic from the web.
Bari Possitano Naples Out from Ferry at 08:00 and headed to Naples. 340 km: Made our way through Possitano and it was a remarkable ride. 370 km 515 km 340 km
Day 6 - Naples Bari Igoumenitsa We go back to Bari to get to the Ferry to Igoumenitsa. 370 km 515 km 340 km 265 km
Day 7 - 10.07.09: Igoumenitsa Thessalonika 50 kms after Igoumenitsa we have a breakfast in a small village at a tasty cafe.
Day 7 - 10.07.09: Igoumenitsa Thessalonika Nature generous.
Bari Igoumenitsa Thessalonika Ferry goes in 11 hours from Bari to Igoumenitsa. 370 km 515 km 340 km 265 km 320 km
Day 8 - 11.07.09: Thessalonika Yigit gets poisoned after night life experience in Thessalonika and Piranhas get split. Ozgur & Oguzhan leave today to be able to read their Sunday papers in Istanbul. Leaving their friends behind cost them ride with waste bags on their feet. Piranhas are not ‘all for one, one for all’ type…
Day 8 - 11.07.09: Thessalonika Ataturk’s home…
Day 9 - 12.07.09: Thessalonika Alexandrapolis Istanbul Great fish in Alexandrapolis and we are back on the road.
9.Gun - 12.07.09: Thessalonika Alexandrapolis Istanbul We are 2 kms away from the border.
Day 9 - 12.07.09: Thessalonika Alexandrapolis Istanbul And we are in Turkey…
Thessalonika Istanbul 390 km 535 km 350 km 275 km 340 km 2.500 kms, 5 countries, in 9 days 610 km