So I'm walking to Istanbul . . .
I'm here!! After 2 and half days of walkıng through the city I ate my lunch under the Bosphorus bridge, looking across the water to Asia. The edge of Europe and the end of a long walk for me. I can not tell you how it feels becasue right now I don't really know. I will fill you in after a few more days!
It's ıncredibley hard to try and understand 4500km, 11 and half months, tired knees, eyes and ears, 3 pairs of boots, 3 sets of trolley wheels, uncountable blisters; smiles, tears and pain; sunburn, wındburn and chafing burn; thumbs up, thumbs down, human kindness, warm hearts, cold hands and so many more people than just me. But my little legs have carried me here and I wanted to share it with you all! x x x
Chelsey You are amazing, and I adore you. Congratulations x
benjamin et Tleytmess Congratulations !!!
mo Actually Nic you I can remember you ( all those years ago) turning up at Stoke Mandeville ,on your bike ,early in the morning with breakfast you had cooked for Nell. Was it pancackes? I knew then you were special but I had no idea how special! What a journey... Fantastic!
Amanda & Patrick Congratulations. Well done for keeping going for all thoses miles, ups and downs. We have loved your blog and look forward to reading the final installment. What a fantastic journey. Now rest your feet!! xx
tasha of the northern variety by hecky thump! as they say. I shall send out the cornish messenger seagulls- with hearty words of congratulations, to try do justice to this grand feat of life, living and inspiration. An adventure embraced with both feet- I am happy in the knowledge that more people in the world have met you. Hip hip hip hurrahey!!
Chris & Sylvia What an incredible achievement, Raz! Most of us just dream of such an adventure - but you just went & did it. And you shared it so generously with all of us. I don't know how many steps you took, but you must be even shorter now. What did you just do? It will take quite a long time to sink in, because what you did was stunning!! Now - take care of yourself. Congrats & un abrazo from Spain.
ChriSmitH You must be about the size of a smurf by now? (a 6-footer when u left Uk?) ha ha ha .. It was definately the Giros & chips In podgorica & Balkan Mafia party that sustained you, & dont forget Velibors "trolley repair" ha ha ...no ..though just happy to share a little bit in your journey..enjoy it , slow it down and soak it all up kidder...you've certainly earnt it, just sorry I wasn't there to greet U, ..p.s. our club (5 "family hostels" lined up) needs a chef etc, mind, U you would be standing up all day! ;) ... well done! Y.N.W.A ..certainly fits U!! pps U are famous on our club's facebook page! :) http://www.facebook.com/groups/152996974833540/
artu Damn, girl, you've made it finally. Amazing! Well done. We're proud to have had you at our Balkan meeting and can't even imagine how it's been like walking ever since we left you in Prizren. Cheers girl! Rest your feet and save yourself for more adventures to come!
louise rogers michael and i are in awe of you and what you have acheived. love and congratulations from all of us x
Niaina Congrats my dear. Big hug from Bosnia and Herzegovina