Welcomed With Flowers And Tears From Their World Tour

7th, 2012
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Cumhur Gökova who was on world tour with hs wife Mayısa for over a year was welcomed with flowers and tears in Marmaris. The world tour with their sail boat “Gökova” lasted for 17 months and was completed in Marmaris. The tour was planned as 31 stages and the last stop was Marmaris Netsel Marina where they were welcomed with a party. 62 year old Cumhur Gökova and his wife wife Mayısa are from a family of Caucasian origin, and they hold the title of the first Turkish going through the Sahara and to the North Pole.  After fulfiilling their longings with their friends and relatives, Gökova provided information on their world tour.

YOU SHOULD BE READY MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY TO MAKE A WORLD TOUR

Gökova stated that being prepared mentally and physically for a world tour is very important and takes years to be ready. “First, you should be ready mentally. It is not something to be done for the sake of love or respect. Your wife, or partner should want it as much as you do. If it is done just for your sake, you will be left in the lurch. Second is physical. You will sleep 2 hours respectively with your partner for 30 days. Being prepared physically takes years. It requires regular sports.”

BUREAUCRACY ITSELF COST US 52 THOUSAND EUROS

Gökova said that they came up unexpected expenses and bureacracy itself cost them 52 thousand euros. “Getting prepared financially is aslo important. Everything is expensive today. There are places where a kg of tomato is 35 dollars and a watermelon is 20 dollars. Marina fees, anchoring in bays, all of them are charged. Bureaucratic costs are the most unexpected expenses. A stay on the island might cost thousand euros. We had 75 stops costing us 52 thousand euros.”

PIRACY ZONES ARE VERY DANGEROUS

Gökova said Indian Ocean is at the top of most critical zones. “If you want to make a world tour, forget about Indian Ocean. Pirates are very active there. I was thinking of sending my wife to Turkey as we sail back to Oman from India but my wife did not accept it. We muscled pirates out with our own methods. We disinformed Coast Guards and Port  Presidencies so they would not report us to pirates. We neither ran the engine or put the lights on at nights.”

WE LIVED THE TSUNAMI

Gökova said they were there when tsunami happened. “My wife Mayısa realized that the waves were strange. Waves were in the opposite direction, and the winds began to arrive irrelevant directions. The land turned into sea, and the sea turned into land. Luckily, we were not affected.”

 

 

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