KM 150,417 (or 40,000 km since HK)



Km 150,417
On December 11th, our speedometer read Km 150,417 : 40,000 km or 8 and a half months since leaving Hong Kong. That day we were heading towards Turkey's capital Ankara. Having spent the last 2 weeks without seeing the sun and having witnessed 11 consecutive days of rain in Istanbul as well as a strong snowstorm, we were wondering what kind of bleak surroundings might appear at that particular spot. We were also hoping to get a picture with snow but the closer we got to Ankara, the lower the altitude.



Coming from the Ottoman-style village of Safranbolu, we rejoined the Istanbul-Ankara motorway. A few km before we reached 150,417 this is what our motorway looked like !



You won't believe us but just one km before the 150,417 mark, the sun came out and we saw blue skies for the first time since weeks ! From the pictures below, you'll believe that the whole of our journey has been blessed with sun. Not so ! 





Where were we at km 110,000 km ? Hong Kong, P.R.C.

Where were we at km 120,417 km ? Gilgit, PAKISTAN 

Where were we at km 125,417 km ? Vishnupur, INDIA 

Where were we at km 130,417 km ? The Indo-Tibet highway, INDIA 

Where were we at km 135,417 km ? Punjab Province, PAKISTAN
Where were we at km 140,417 km ? South of the Caspian Sea, IRAN

Where were we at km 145,417 km ? North Eastern Anatolia, TURKEY

Where will we be in 5,000 km ? The Middle East ! Check it out ! Km 155,417 


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