We've been off the air and busy catching up with a fellow RTW traveller on an Africa Twin. Bulent from Bursa here in Turkey set off last year heading in the opposite direction to us. It's fair to say that Bulent has had his fair share of bad luck. There is no easy way to say this, but he has broken his left leg in the same spot 5 times. Yes FIVE times just above the ankle. First climbing the last icy slope up to the highest road in the world, the Khardungla pass in India. Fortunately it wasn't icy for us. The last in Indonesia, so for 4 months he has been home here in Bursa trying to get his leg mended properly with plates, screws, physio and lots of rest. He flys in 3 weeks back out to Java to continue his quest. By mid November he hopes to be in Australia for 3 to 4 months after which it will be across the ditch to NZ. If anyone from either of these two countries can offer a little help, bed maybe, beer or just a warm welcome. PM me a and I'll pass it onto Bulent. Graeme, Tamer, Bulent's eldest son, Katrina & Bulent. Safe travels my friend. Our first ferry crossing for a very long time, hmm that would have to be Java to Borneo. There is still a bit of child in the old girl yet. Crossing the waters to some sacred land.