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I went to Samsun in the closing stages of the Round-Turkey-by-Fiat Odyssey. The car was in an awful state. My girlfriend was in a hurry to move on to Amasya where we planned to stay that night. Unfortunately, I saw a steam locomotive. My upbringing with trainspotter brothers compels me to examine and photograph any steam engine I see. I drove round the block and stopped at the railway yard. (It was a Nohab 2-8-0) When I tried to start the car again, it did nothing. I looked under the bonnet. The battery that had been punctured near Ağrı had been replaced in Trabzon. However, the roads had been rough and at some stage, my careful driving had done exactly the same thing to the new battery. A bump made it jump into the air and impale itself on one of the jagged parts of the metal construction that was supposed to hold it in place. It had leaked all over the engine bay, which by now looked like a discoloured model of the travertines at Pamukkale. My girlfriend sat in the car and steamed.

I hailed a taxi, asked a driver where I could buy a battery and did just that. I reinstalled the battery and wound electrical tape round and round everything so the battery could not possibly move. The car started and we went to Amasya. The tape was still in place when I got rid of the car a year later.

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  1. Enormousfish | 81 Provinces of Turkey | Adam Kaya Heskith | Author and Writer | Enormousfish Says:
    May 5th, 2014 at 8:00 am

    […] 46 Kahramanmaraş 47 Mardin 48 Muğla 49 Muş 50 Nevşehir 51 Niğde 52 Ordu 53 Rize 54 Sakarya 55 Samsun 56 Siirt 57 Sinop 58 Sivas 59 Tekirdağ 60 Tokat 61 Trabzon 62 Tunceli 63 Şanlıurfa 64 Uşak 65 […]


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