Today a much better day. Not to much happening as it was mostly a driving day. We had to stay an extra 24 hours in Thessaloniki to find the missing part for Matteo’s bike. At 9 Am the new CDI part was in our hands and by 6 PM we reached Marmaraereglisi a small town by the sea of Marmara in Turkey where we decided to rest for the night. The plan is to depart at around 6 AM and try to make up for the delay. Unfortunately we did not spend anytime in Greece. That will be a different trip. We both love the Greek people. So nice.
It is disturbing though to see what happened in the big cities such as Thessaloniki. The crisis that hit the country is very tangible. Most of the retail shops are abandoned. There is only a small part of downtown that is still vibrant. The rest is pretty sad to see. If Europe does not change quickly the vision of a strong united European State I don’t believe it can last for much longer. It is obvious that what happened was not created by the Greek people but by a bunch of burocrats in Brussels. Really sad if you think how fast it all can happen.
Tomorrow we will cross the Bosphorus strait that will lead us to Asia. Since it will be mostly driving for a couple of days crossing Turkey, I doubt we will have anything interesting to post. Looking forward to taste the fantastic Turkish chai on the road once again…….
See you in Iran.