Our trip to Turkey is now officially over but the good times continue. We have experienced an unforgettable trip here with snow storms, earthquakes, 80 km/h winds, missiles, snowfleas, Bargaining at the Grand Bazaar, threats with knives, countless inquisitive stares from the locals, unparalleled hospitality, raki, 5 star hotels, Turkish Hamans and pretty much the most contrasting of cultural experiences one can imagine outside of North America.
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Never seen so many cats in a city before these felines are stuffed by the locals with chunks of fish.
Wiley and Rasman join a group of kids for a game of futbol which is one of national pastimes here in Turkey the other is camel wrestling.
A tasty catch so many fish restaurants.
Short never stops exploring....
Here we are with our English buddy Mungo getting loose on the last night .
Thats not milk we are drinking its Raki.
Bataleon rider and team manager locked by their pinkys in Turkey, no big deal.
We found Nemo. Rasman calling to check the weather back in Whistler...
Its been an awesome stay in Turkey. partying it up, meeting new people, hitting kickers and scoring some freshies. Riding with the Alterna crew has been fun times!! Stoked to be riding with new fresh meat and getting to know these crazy Canucks! Phil Tifo killed it on the organizing and Carlo is making magic happen! A couple of more days in Ezerum and then heading back to Istanbul to get lose again(:
It puuuked last night and the snow fleas are DEAD!
The crew after some well deserved pow lines.
Dont really know how to explain this one... Nese making us famous in the authentic Turkish heritage homes .
....then they insisted WE DANCE. Turkey style!
Letting loose after the heated dance party.. We could get use to this.
Erzurum has been around since 4000BC. This is a small fragment of it. the top towers origin story: engineer vs. student. they both build one tower, the student built the better one, so the engineer suicides, then the student feels remorse and suicides as well! Crazy huh!?
Oh yes. Tifo aka Brad Pit, after some turkish pow slashes.
We have scoped the palandoken mountain and come across a few projects for the next few days. The crew went in to town after our day on the hill and spent some time at the newly developed Erzurum ice rink. Thanks to Phil Tifo and the Turkey Tourism board for making this trip possible.
Little villa on the resort. Weve been told that this has been passed down through the same family for 500 years.
Day 2.. Instead of fresh snow we get 400 billion snow fleas blown in from, "bug-aria"... good one Short.
WTF ? Pretty sure these are not planes.. Were are boarding Iraq..
Come to Turkey to go ice skating? A blast, even with rounded blades of glory and buckles that unstrap themselves every 2 minutes.
Shorty killing it on a pair of high end Turkish skates.
Rasman with a creepy look. Nice sticker on the Turkish hockey stick, this kid rocks.