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Offline marina

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Re: Started the wheels in motion to move
« Reply #30 on: April 04, 2017, 18:19:00 PM »
Cheers ArtyMar,

Currently typing this from a room full of boxes to be loaded onto the van that is arriving tomorrow ready for the drive on Thursday

Good luck with the trip and, like Bluwise says, try and keep us up to date with it all.   :)



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Re: Started the wheels in motion to move
« Reply #31 on: April 05, 2017, 06:54:45 AM »
Thanks Marina/BW will do my best to keep an update as we travel.

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Re: Started the wheels in motion to move
« Reply #32 on: April 05, 2017, 08:56:08 AM »
Take care and enjoy the adventure! Exciting stuff!  ;D 8)

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Re: Started the wheels in motion to move
« Reply #33 on: April 05, 2017, 19:33:16 PM »
Good luck with the trip. When we did the journey over we stopped at Kavala in Greece and started out the journey to Ovacik the next morning and did it in one day.The town of Kavala had some pleasant hotels.Hope all goes well for you.

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Re: Started the wheels in motion to move
« Reply #34 on: April 06, 2017, 22:07:14 PM »
After being held up by lechunnel at folkstone for 2 hours finally got to Strasbourg & now to get some kip as up in 6 hours on our way again at 5am to Ancona.

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Re: Started the wheels in motion to move
« Reply #35 on: April 06, 2017, 22:15:33 PM »
All the best for the journey, keep us informed  :)

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Re: Started the wheels in motion to move
« Reply #36 on: April 07, 2017, 15:14:15 PM »
Hope you have a safe and pleasant journey.

Good luck with it all.

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Re: Started the wheels in motion to move
« Reply #37 on: April 10, 2017, 16:51:14 PM »
Well finally got here with what was the journey from hell, after the 2 hour tunnel delay France, Switzerland, Italy passed not to bad, after being told we had the wrong class ticket for our van at Ancona & some Greece boarding staff arguing finally got the all clear to drive on , I managed to fall whilst going up 4 flights of stairs with 3 heavy bags but luckily a female member of crew ran down 2 flights & carried 2 of the bags up as if they were light, we were then quickly showed to our cabin(myself, wife and dog) by another member of crew, couldn't fault the ship crew attall all very friendly and helpfull.

After grabbing a bite to eat and a couple of drinks retired for the night for the majority of the journey.

This is where it went bad, At the turkish border none of the border staff appeared to speak English & after unloading some of our load that was looked at a little bit guard asked for the vehicle passport, what he meant was the V5 but as we had a rental vehicle the van owner had the original & the rental agreement had the van details & serial number on so we should if been ok to carry on, oh no & despite getting two of our Turkish friends to speak with them no luck, In the end I got the V5 sent to my email for the guards to print & after going from pillar to post another 4 times being told we needed one month's car insurance as minimim for Turkey he wrote a figure down of 1700 lira ended up paying 450 & picking up 2 peices of paper along the way van had to be x-rayd, by then there was a q of lorrys aporiximatly 3 hours long, we managed to sneak behind the lorry that was due to be x-rayd next so only another 40 mins.

Once through x-ray one more trip to another office for paper to be stamped before finally heading to the last gate although there is still armed guards after this gate.

By then it was 8pm & we needed to find a place to sleep before getting the ferry to cannakele in the morning, managed to find a nice little hotel that let us have a room for 3 adults and our dog for 200 lira with breakfast.

The next day we headed into Turkey

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Re: Started the wheels in motion to move
« Reply #38 on: April 10, 2017, 17:13:41 PM »
Glad to hear you arrived safely, hope your brother has a good rest before the journey back!

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Re: Started the wheels in motion to move
« Reply #39 on: April 10, 2017, 17:22:37 PM »
Glad to hear you arrived in Turkey after all that!  Good luck with the rest of the journey.   :)




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