Travel Blogs from Safranbolu, Turkey

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Overnight trip to Safranbolu, Safranbolu, Turkey travel blog

Overnight trip to Safranbolu

A travel blog entry by sojanet

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... much for efficiency.  Thankfully Christoph did not lead this tour; we had a professional tour guide.  The whole city of Safranbolu is a UNESCO World Heritage site, which means half of the city is a historical site and the other half is hotels ...

Ottoman Houses, Safranbolu, Turkey travel blog

Ottoman Houses

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... (and the menus were often limited because of Ramazan), we found one place that served the most delicious (and I mean delicious!) Safranbolu pide (Turkish pizza) stuffed with ground lamb, spinach and onions. It was hot, moist and ever-so-tender! I could ...

Safranbolu, Safranbolu, Turkey travel blog

Safranbolu

A travel blog entry by el_condor

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... Safran-lookalike and a long stick, Safranbolu is in fact one of the hidden gems of Turkey. A Rip van Winkle town, nestled along a picturesque canyon, Safranbolu has not only the best-preserved Ottoman architecture in Turkey, but also some fantastic lokum ...

Hanging Out With The Mayor, Safranbolu, Turkey travel blog

Hanging Out With The Mayor

A travel blog entry by natecropp

... for nine uncertain hours, we cruised through the country side. Alas we made it there none the worse for wear. Upon disembarking in Safranbolu, we found our selves not in a "quaint Ottoman village" as promised by the LP. But in a clean, but thoroughly ...

Safranbolu, Safranbolu, Turkey travel blog

Safranbolu

A travel blog entry by jon_and_liz

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... nbsp; We spent 3 nights in Safranbolu. From the 13th century to the arrival of the railway in the early 20th century, Safranbolu was an important caravan station on the main East-West trade route.  The town is practically a living, outdoor ...

Safranbolu, Safranbolu, Turkey travel blog

Safranbolu

A travel blog entry by d-nomad

Day 27 of Trip: 1. Walk around city of Safranbolu (World Heritage Site) - 300+ year old Ottoman Style Houses 2. Transfer to ...

Safranbolu...frozen in time..., Safranbolu, Turkey travel blog

Safranbolu...frozen in time...

A travel blog entry by cotafamily4

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... here the entire side of mountains are painted with these flowers in the spring... Come spring we will be back... Arriving into Safranbolu... we stopped at a gas station to use the tuvalet... upon jumping out of the van, Carsten asked where the gas cap ...

Ottoman houses and ruins, Safranbolu, Turkey travel blog

Ottoman houses and ruins

A travel blog entry by laine

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7/7-9/7 Safronbolu was meant to be the best place in Turkey to see original perfectly restored ottoman housing. It was a stop on the way east so we went for a look. I had grand aspirations of wonderful wooden houses with plenty of ornamentation; I ...

Sleeping with Grandma (& Grandad?), Safranbolu, Turkey travel blog

Sleeping with Grandma (& Grandad?)

A travel blog entry by chris.cesca

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... as it looked so much different from what we are used to, you can stretch it like chewing gum and it all sticks together! 16th June - Safranbolu to Istanbul Our last trip on the bus was a full one, we didn't get into Istanbul until 9pm. In the morning we ...

Painfully Clean, Safranbolu, Turkey travel blog

Painfully Clean

A travel blog entry by dave_carol

... heading back to Istanbul and we're glad we did because it is a really unique and impressive place.  Safranbolu itself is considered a UNESCO world heritage site as it is a preserved Ottoman town.  The rough cobble streets ...

Ottoman Stylee, Safranbolu, Turkey travel blog

Ottoman Stylee

A travel blog entry by jeznkez

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Safranbolu is like something from the mind of Hans Christian Andersen. It is a collection of Ottoman style white painted houses nestled into a valley, and if it was any quainter it would make you sick. The cluster of houses once owned ...

Saffron City - Day 48, Safranbolu, Turkey travel blog

Saffron City - Day 48

A travel blog entry by krisbolt

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... couple back at hotel OK, he apologised to them. They did went the long long way back to the hotel!! We then chillaxing outside the hotel in the sun, having coffee and enjoy the view of Safranbolu. Tomorrow we are going to Istanbul. Another half day ...

Our final stop in Turkey--a real town, Safranbolu, Turkey travel blog

Our final stop in Turkey--a real town

A travel blog entry by kskye1

We just arrived back in Istanbul after our last stop in Turkey--Safranbolu. It was the perfect end to the trip because it was a cute town that local Turkish people go to vacation. It really is just a nice little town in the mountains with lots of old ...

safranbolu, Safranbolu, Turkey travel blog

safranbolu

A travel blog entry by trg7

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... for the start of this celebration, so the next day, I spent some more time familiarizing myself with the small town of Safranbolu, including visiting its 2 adjacent townships via local city bus, before catching a big bus at 4pm to make my final 6 hour ...

on the road in turkey, Safranbolu, Turkey travel blog

on the road in turkey

A travel blog entry by europeantour13

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A cute town with Unesco recognition for the well preserved Ottoman style houses. These are a sort of Tudor style timber building with upper floors overhanging the ...

UNESCO World Heritage Area, Safranbolu, Turkey travel blog

UNESCO World Heritage Area

A travel blog entry by bruceandanne

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... here is that petrol is very expensive – about 3 USD per liter. By the time we got Safranbolu we had paid about 12USD in road tolls.   Turkey is not the cheapest of countries to run a car but it does not seem to deter people with ...

Safranbolu, Safranbolu, Turkey travel blog

Safranbolu

A travel blog entry by benzai

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Petite ville au style architectural de l'époque Ottoman qui nous rappelle des petites villes de la Bulgarie, très populaire chez les touristes turcs et les japonais (?). Dans la vieille ville il y a des fabrique et vendeurs de Lukum (confiserie ...

11th - 13th September, Safranbolu, Turkey travel blog

11th - 13th September

A travel blog entry by orioncassiopiea

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We got the bus from Istanbul to Safranbolu around midday.  The bus was great…a Mercedes Benz with air conditioning, movies, TV (all in Turkish of course!) on mini-screens on the back of each seat, reclining comfy seats and a steward ...

Ottoman Architecture and Computer Architecture, Safranbolu, Turkey travel blog

Ottoman Architecture and Computer Architecture

A travel blog entry by parleusted

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... brought us back to the Black Sea region and in the opposite direction of where we wanted to be (Central Turkey). The weather forecast for Safranbolu was equally bad but we decided to take our chances.  Safranbolu's Old Town preserves many historical ...

Safranbolu, Safranbolu, Turkije travel blog

Safranbolu

A travel blog entry by wehman

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Safranbolu is een prachtige oude Ottomaans stad. Gelukkig behoort ze tot het cultureel erfgoed van Turkij en is ze goed bewaard gebleven. We overnachten vlakbij de oude stad. Een hotbel heeft mooie plekken gemaakt voor campers. We hebben vanochtend een ...

Ottoman Architecture, Safranbolu, Turkey travel blog

Ottoman Architecture

A travel blog entry by travelismylife

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Sanfranbulo - Day 2, Safranbolu, Turkey travel blog

Sanfranbulo - Day 2

A travel blog entry by itchy-feet-bc

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The day started with a visit to the City Museum. There were displays of local items of interest. What was surprising was an extensive collection of computer hardware dating back to the late 70's. There was even an Apple II, Atari but oddly no Sinclair. ...

To the countryside, Safranbolu, Turkey travel blog

To the countryside

A travel blog entry by paulgonts

Ottoman houses.. beautiful ...

Safranbolu, ville ancienne avec des maisons en boi, Safranbolu, Turkey travel blog

Safranbolu, ville ancienne avec des maisons en boi

A travel blog entry by gadjoxav

voyage de nuit et arrivée sous la neige pour 2 jours de ballade au milieu des ruelles de cette magnifique vieille ville avec l'architecture si particulière en ...

Safranbulo, Safranbolu, Turkey travel blog

Safranbulo

A travel blog entry by itchy-feet-bc

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We spent some time in the morning exploring Amasra and then we headed inland to Safranbulo which was designated a World Heritage Site in 1994 due to its well preserved Ottoman era houses and architecture. The old town has 1008 registered historical ...

Safranbolu, Safranbolu, Turkey travel blog

Safranbolu

A travel blog entry by laurennorman

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Today I went on a day trip to Safranbolu, a traditional ottoman town near the black sea. I went with my flatmate Lisa, our friend Izdem, and Lisa's friend Steffi from Germany who had come to visit this week. We set off at 9:30 by bus and the journey was 3 ...

Beautiful Safranbolu, Safranbolu, Turkey travel blog

Beautiful Safranbolu

A travel blog entry by frankgo

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... into the atmosphere. A few kilometers further and I was descending into the valley that contained the UNESCO heritage site that is Safranbolu. It really is a beautiful place and deserves the glowing report it gets in the guide books. It's unique in Turkey ...

Safranbolu, Osmaans wereldcultuurerfgoed, Safranbolu, Turkey travel blog

Safranbolu, Osmaans wereldcultuurerfgoed

A travel blog entry by matini

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... pak geld en ergens is men nooit in orde met de geldende voorschriften, dus nooit meer tolweg. Vermits er in Safranbolu, wereldcultuurerfgoed vanwege zijn fraai gerestaureerde osmaanse woningen, geen camping is vragen we de lokale politie waar we kunnen ...

Getting out of Istanbul, Safranbolu, Turkey travel blog

Getting out of Istanbul

A travel blog entry by benedictperera

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Taking the bus from Istanbul and heading towards to Blake Sea was not a good idea. Well I landed at Safranbulo, a town with an historical part in ottamanian style. I spent some time with turkish locals, whose family members I meet in the bus ride ...

Some Serious Ottomania, Safranbolu, Turkey travel blog

Some Serious Ottomania

A travel blog entry by chagger1

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Arrived late morning yesterday after a delightful 31/2 hrs drive thru alpine passes from Ankara. No probs clearing the big city - Sat morning traffic was light; all I had to do was follow the blue signs to Istanbul. I took the old hwy rather than the ...

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