Day 1 Start: Sydney to Parkes
Day 2 Parkes to Cobar
Day 3 Cobar to Broken Hill
Day 4 Broken Hill to Renmark
Day 5 Renmark to Barossa
Day 6 Barossa to Port Augusta
Day 7 Flinders Ranges
Day 8 Port Augusta to Border Village
Day 9 Border Village to Kalgoorlie
Day 10 Kalgoorlie to York
Day 11 York to Perth
Day 12 Perth
Day 13 Flying to Turkey
Day 14 Ankara
Day 15 Istanbul
Day 16 Istanbul
Day 17 Istanbul to Bulgaria
Day 18 Bulgaria to Nis (Serbia)
Day 19 Nis to Belgrade
Day 20 Belgrade to Rijeka (Croatia)
Day 21 Rijeka
Day 22 Rijelka to Brescia (Italy)
Day 23 Brescia to Nice (France)
Day 24 Nice
Day 25 Lyon
Day 26 Lyon to Orleans
Day 27 Le Mans and a ferry ride to the UK
Day 28 Ferry ride en route to Vale (Wales)
Day 29 Vale (Wales)
Day 30 Finish at Old Windsor
Still Tourists In Istanbul
We've moved hotels from the one in the city to the Novotel Istanbul (left), the official rally hotel half way between the city and Ataturk airport.
I was a little worried about traffic as we had struggled with fouled up spark plugs after the slow going into Istanbul yesterday, but we had no problems today.
Took the hotel shuttle bus into town this afternoon and did a bit more sightseeing.
right: Istanbul's "Blue Mosque"
We are continually amazed at the number of people about on the streets. There are thousands of people everywhere. Istanbul does have a population of some 14 million so I suppose you should expect to see a lot.
Mark at Taksim Square, and outside the Blue Mosque
|A taxi ride back was a bit hair-raising as well. We found
ourselves travelling amongst the rally crews who had stayed at
Eskisehir last night and I think that may have been inspiring the taxi
driver. He passed everything at warp speed and had several near
misses. It provided some entertainment for the rally crews.
There is to be a meeting at 8:00am tomorrow to give us an update on what stages they will be running in Europe. We are expecting transport again tomorrow to get to Sliven in Bulgaria. We are hopeful of some stages in Bulgaria
|Next: onto Bulgaria