World Run II / Reports
The map shows the position of which the pictures for the day are taken (if any). The start and finish markers are placed at the first and last valid registered position. This is not nessesary the actual start and finish position, if GSM or GPS signals was not available.
Distance today: 55.0 km (Accumulated: 5916.0 km)
Elapsed time: 05:31:39
Country: Middle East
Start 8:43am., at city square, Pinthasar at Atatyrk statue, on rd.020-01. 11c, halfclear and l. wind. Finish 16:30pm. At exit of Saray on rd.020-03. 25c, clear and same.
Yesterday I chose that even hair you can get enough of - especially as the temp. is getting hotter as we get near the Middle East.
So I spent the evening in the bazaar in Pinthisar and found what I was looking for. But a haircut in a turkish town is a lenghtly business, w. shaking of hands, washing of ears, watching tv, discussing w. other customers waiting in the tiny shop, washing, re-rewashing of hair; along w. a little cutting of hair.
Starting w. a carefull inquirery reg. the type of haircut. Did I want the hair like this ? like that ? Since I had to let go of the glasses (-8,5) I had no real clue of what he was asking ;-)
It all eventually went well !
During todays 55km run we batteled a bid w. humidity but as the other days we were freqvently invited a cup of tea. This time we wellcomed the chance to catch the breath, and we didnt regret it :-)
There quickly gathered 20 people around us on the bench outside a groceryshop in Vize. The strong Turkish tea they refused to be paid for - but our story they wished to hear in all details :-)
Maps was brourght out and a discussion began: "Imsh Allah !!" - if god wants it so ! "Marshah Allah" - gods grace/god has allowed us (reg. the route so far :-)
.. Its friday, the main prayerday in muslim contries, and there is pleanty of time..