Mersin Travel Blog› entry 108 of 130 › view all entries
Hello everyone! We hope that you are well and happy - enjoying the warmer weather of the UK?
We are safe and well here in İçel (Mersin) on the south coast of Turkey. The sun was shinıng for us yesterday and we had to find a rough camp spot for the night due to mechanical problems. We quickly downed an expensive Burger King meal and headed for the hills...
Our faithful TNT, the Toyota Hılux Surf we have been travelling in has been making squealing-grinding noises from the front left wheel axel since Tehran. The noise is getting worse and we have been to a few mechanics (including the Toyota Plaza in Van (Turkey)) without the problem being rectified. The Toyota dealer workers could not even sort out the failed cigar lighter. We eventually took it to a local auto electritian who sorted it in about 5 minutes!!
So now we are updating the web and checking emails - then off to find another auto mechanic before the opportunity of a midnıght ferryboat to Cyprus for some more sunny weather to cheer our saddened mood after the mechanical problems.
Fingers crossed-we'll sort it very soon!