Leaving after 35 days self isolation VAN LIFE 🇹🇷ISTANBUL TURKEY

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Our self isolation continues here in Istanbul Turkey , as our around the word drive continues to be on pause ! In this episode we have some excitement as we finally get driving and leave our carpark.

One thing is for sure this is going to be a road trip that you wont want to miss, the ultimate VAN LIFE road trip.

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💬 Comments on the video

It's a carpark that you will remember forever

Author — Fiana& Paul jojiana


Big up to Turkish people. Wonderful to see and a real ray of happiness.

Author — david floyd


Hi from a Kiwi gal living in Fatih, Istanbul too 😊. I have been moved to tears by the kindness of the people here. My landlords have halved my rent and the lovely man who owns the teeny market downstairs has told me he will deliver anything I need from his shop. I'm not surprised you are being looked after by these awesome people. Its genuine kindness too. Rare in the world but so welcome

Author — Anna Osborne


I travelled to Turkey in 1992 and i`ve been living there ever since. You won`t find better people anywhere in my opinion.

Author — Steve Davies


Dear Chris & Marianne, we have the lockdowns on weekends as well as on the National and religious holidays. So please be prepared for the next two long lockdowns, first one will be beginning this friday midnight till 19 May tuesday midnight for 4 days (19 May is the Youth & Sports Day), although it is not officially declared but most probably second one will begin 22 May friday midnight till 26 May tuesday midnight (it is religious holiday of Ramadan on 24-25-26 May) for 4 days again. So stay safe and just dm if you need anything, really anything. Loves from a Turkish follower..

Author — Ergün Erdoğan


Such a happy video
The Turkish people are so kind
The words out Marianne, the cat and dog community have heard you're in town
Love Wagon Wheels, enjoy
How are they compared to the English version?
Sending beautiful vibes and continued health

Author — Angela Locke


Gas actually gas in turkish ıdk why the man didn’t understand this and said “pompa” “pompa” thats very funny

Author — Mehmet Eren Aksu


On behalf of all TURKS I thank you both from bottom of my hearth for showing a big respect for our NATIONAL ANTHEM.
ALLAH YAR VE YARDIMCINIZ OLSUN ( MAY GOD BLESS YOU BOTH AND HELP TO HAVE A SAFE JOURNEY). We TURKS has an TURKISH idiom " komsusu ac iken tok yatan bizden degildir" ( if you sleep with full stomach when your neighbor is hungry, you are not one of us) meaning is that; we should not sleep with full stomach when our neighbor is hungry. Good luck with rest of your journey. Best regards with big LOVE.

Author — corelij


What a thoughtful gesture. Could you imagine that happening in the UK?

Author — barry8082


aghwww Marianne, bless you heart, you crying made me crying a little too ♥️.

Author — Yüşa Kuzgun


Dinimizin ve kültürümüzün gereği misafirperverliğinden dolayı Fatih Belediyesi ile gurur duyduk. Teşekkürler. 🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷

Author — HomeKit


Thumbs up ere' Marianne & Chris, good news that you could leave the carpark for a bit! - such lovely people being so kind to you both. Many thanks for sharing your life at the moment - stay safe :)

Author — Expat in Mazarron


I spent 4 months in a hospital bed after a scooter accident and told my mother to slow down as she drove me home at about 20mph! Thanks for all the great videos.

Author — Arthur Kerr-Sheppard


Lovely video. It makes me want to get lost in Turkey.

Now, we had a TTG Drinking Game first, I have to throw in the towel. I picked both of you and the word 'actually' which was brutal. It is Blursday here and I may have to work tomorrow.

Author — Steven Rose


When you were leading up to the ntional anthem, I was imagining the end up Les Miserables

Author — Kelly Bryson


What a lovely couple you are. I am happy to see you safe in my country. I hope you both remember these days as nice memories 💕🇹🇷

Author — Firdevs Matur


Evening chris&marianne ❤️ good to see yous tonight, , glad yous are happy, it's good to get your self's out driving again, you both are doing really well specially with these times, , the Turkish people have been really good to yous with open arms, hang in there it won't be long now. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Author — Fiana& Paul jojiana


Wow ! Amazing video how nice to see all those people in Turkey making you welcome and singing out of the balcony and waving at you, restores my faith in humanity seeing things like this . 👍👍☀️

Author — ZeroHour


At first I thought you are leaving. Thank God you are here in İstanbul 😁😁

Author — Alican Baycan


Turkey expects a warm welcome from the moment you arrive you always be ready😏🇹🇷

Author — shux