If you can imagine having a blow-dryer blowing on you hot air for hours plus bright sun "roasting" your body for days at the time, you can imagine quite well how it feels to ride through central Turkey in August. We passed some incredible landscapes, but the heat was so bad it was rather hard to appreciate them.
This F-104 Starfighter was set by the main gate to the military base near Bandirma.
This is an advertisement of "Teacher's House" in a little town called Cay, where we rented a room for one night. Apparently you don't have to be a teacher to rent a room (or a suite) in one. "Ogretmen Evi" proved to be a very comfortable and affordable type of accommodation for two travelers on budget.
Steve pushes the motorcycle outside the "hotel". We were allowed to store it inside "Teacher's House" for the night.
After the breakfast, which was included in the price of the room, we had a nice chat with one of the employees and asked him to take a picture of us.
Hot, tired and thirsty. Every time we stopped to take a drink, we also poured water all over our heads and necks to cool off... We would soak our bandanas in water before getting back on the road. They would become dry within 20 minutes...
In Konya, we watched an air show from this road. Just by chance! Excellent surprise. We assume that the airplane behind Steve was "put together" as some sort of a monument.
Mud huts somewhere in the barren lands of central Turkey.