Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 1985 500SEC, 1991 190E 2.6.
Location: Los Angeles / Hannover Germany
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I am not sure how it is now, but 25 Years or so ago, you would travel in a convoy of at least 5 or so cars, and only in the day time, because of highwaymen.
All it took were some animals on the street and for you to stop.
Before I know any better, a friend and I were stopped at night by the Turkish army on the old military road, in the mountains W. of Erzerum.
Bandits had just robbed and killed everyone in 2002 BMW. Beside us, there was a van with Italian hippies, two Danish architects, some Brit hippies, and an Iranian Azerbaijani, who also spoke Turkish and German.
We spent the night in a shepherders hut, one room with the animals behind a low dividing wall.
The enterprising shepherder offered to cook dinner for a price of course. After we all decided on chicken, he grabbed chicken from the other side of the wall, cut off the heads, cleaned and cooked them right in front of us.
We invited the Turkish army guys and became their latest best friends. We had some Scotch and Brandy, some killer hash., and the Brits had a cassette player with Deep Purple and Sabbath tapes.
I remember one Italian blowing smoke at a black widow that was crawling up the wall. All in all a memorable night.
We left after sunrise.