About 34 km's after passing the pay-road entrance (toll stations), I reached the exit for Catalca. I left TEM at that exit.
This is at the fuel stop (BP). It is just before Catalca. It is just 36.5 km's after the toll stations. You can see my road notes on taped on the fuel tank. The road notes are proven to be accurate now.
These are my road notes:
|1||G||Toll road start||0.0|
|2||G||Toll station: Çatalca||29.2|
|5||F||Petrol Ofisi (N,S,K)||38.7|
|9||F||P.O, OPET, Restaurants||47.1|
|15||T||TEM Toll station(dist=30km),|
Hallaşlı, Sayalar, Çayırdere, Beyciler
|20||S||Pond||93.0||At the end of Safaalanı, North|
|22||F||BP, P.O (N,S,K)||107.5|
|26||F||Petrol Ofisi (N,S,K)||119.0|
|27||F||Türk Petrol (N,S,K)||126.6|
|28||O||Vize||128.1||Castle of Vize|
|30||H||Trak Hotel (Vize)|
|31||!||Road work (Remember, we are not still in 2005)||134.5|
|32||!||Road work (Remember, we are not still in 2005)||134.2||I saw a fox here|
|35||T||Doğanca||140.7||Park at the rightside|
|38||T||Demirtepe, Dupnisa mağarası||147.2||Cave - worth seeing.|
|39||F||Petrol Ofisi||147.8||at the rightside|
|40||o||Erenler||149.0||Binbir Oklu Ahmet Baba Türbesi/Mouseleum|
|41||O||Pınarhisar||152.5||Fuel station. Junction for Lüleburgaz|
|S||Water resource, pond etc.|
I didn't give a break till I reached Kaynarca. This is the history of this village. According to the plate, Persian Emperor Darius stayed here for three days. Mytological hero, Tyracean king Tearos used to hang-around here. :-)
The name of the village is Kaynarca, which means watersource - spring. Trout is produced in the village.
I cannot say the type of this fish. :-(
Well, it seems that they are not producing trouts at the moment.
That is me, in front of a grocery.
A peaceful dog, having siesta.
Local guys at the village cafe. (Kahve/Kahvehane/Kıraathane)
Kızılcıkdere, the garden of my grandparents.
Me as an unnecessary figure behing the tulip.
Grandmother seems to have planted beautiful tulips.
Sliced bread, butter and some spice together does not stay long on the table.
This not a table in fact. It is called sofra. The height of a sofra is only about one feet. Of course you do not use a seat with sofra, you sit on a mattress on the floor. Practical indeed.
I ended my first day in Kırklareli. My parents are living in a flat at the city center.
Next day, I started riding to Edirne. I stopped to take photos before Edirne.
This is my favourite restaurant in Edirne. (The neighboring restaurants are also O.K. though.) It is just behind Ali Pasa Covered Bazaar.
Ciğer Tava This is irresistable. Liver is coated wih flour and fried like chips. Believe me, you if forget to have it, you will regret.
This photo is a text book photo for Turkish tea. We drink black tea (Schwarz tea, cha, etc.) with this type of glass, which is rather small and thin. The glass have a matching cupboard and a small spoon. It is much smaller than a dessert spoon. Many restaurants in turkey offer tea after the meal. It is usually on-the-house, as it is now.
OK, I get it, it is not a very good photo. Selimiye is the mosque at the back.
Old railway station. It belongs to Trakya Universitesi now. There is "Lozan Muzesi" (Lausanne Museum) in its garden.
This cafe is just at the opposite side of the road, facing the old station.
A popular restaurant of Edirne.
After leaving Edirne I took D-100 (old E-5) to Luleburgaz. Afterwards, I went to Pınarhisar and returned from the same way back to home.
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