So this is well and truly the end of leg 1. I suspect India will be different in almost every way. This leg took in 10 countries and around 2500 miles. Leg 2 is a similar distance but all in the same country… It turns out India is quite big.
With regards to my daily blog; I have absolutely no idea how often I’ll be able to update it. I’ve read a couple of other people’s who do weekly ones and quite frankly I find them too long and boring to read – let alone write. Because of this, I will continue to write a daily one, although I may not be able to upload them every day. So you could get two at a time. Just a heads up.
When it comes to photos, lots of people have been asking me to put some on here. They are finally up! There aren’t loads but the ones I thought were worth uploading can now be found under the tab labelled ‘pictures’… hopefully it’s fairly self-explanatory
As for the last couple of days, they’ve been pretty good. I became a tourist for the first time yesterday and went to see some of the sights of Istanbul. Unfortunately the Grand Bazaar was closed because it was Sunday, but the spice bazaar was still pretty impressive. I’ve also enjoyed sampling some of the Turkish food… well quite a lot of it actually.
I’ve been warned about about pretty much everything in India, so I think nervous and excited sums up how I’m feeling. I’ve now had two days off and I’m feeling eager to get back on the bike. I will have a day or two in Mumbai though, it would be a bit of a waste to rush off.
The pictures I’ve uploaded probably make it look as if I had quite a lot of sun on this leg.. believe me that wasn’t the case so I feel I need to say a big thank you to Showers Pass for keeping me warm and dry. It’s a shame I didn’t have gloves or shoes made by them… regardless, if you’re a cyclist in need of some wet weather gear, I thoroughly recommend them.
Lastly a note to everyone who has donated already. I can’t express how much it means to have so many people invest in my endeavours and I’m sorry that I most likely haven’t been able to personally reply to you. Please do know that I receive an email for every donation, and if you have donated, it probably gave me a much need boost on a very cold day. It makes such a difference to the charities as well and all three are so grateful to everyone!
P.S: I had a Turkish shave today with a cut-throat razor so that was a first and I’m looking 16 years old again. Thanks everyone, see you in India!