Travel Blogs from Altinkum
April 14, 2014
ANAMUR to KIZKALESI - 167km
Kilikya Hotel - 100 TL
Gift of Strawberries
On our drive to the main road, ...
... a kilo of strawbs and a punnet of white mulberries for about $3; plus apricots and peaches. Eating that through the day makes us feel better. Breakfast is cheese, bread, olives, stras type meat, tomato, cucumber, egg [sometimes hard boiled or maybe omelette]; plus usually honey, jam. We had a fab omelette made and served in a neat copper based dish in Safranbolu. The wine is great but expensive.
Plenty of Efes beer though
It's such a perfect day (Lou Reed)
Let me tell you about our first 24 hours in Turkey. May it be a happy omen for the rest to come :-)
We arrived around 8 pm in a harbor town called Tasucu. Luckily we had a couch reserved and Seckin even came to the harbor to pick us up. At the ferry we had met two Australians who didn't know where to go yet.
Seckin was so nice to drive them to the hotel of a friend of his and negotiate a ...
... suitcase from a high shelf, and shuffled through the bundles in the case to find the correct visa stamp. He told me the price in lira, dollars, or euros, and pasted the visa into my passport which I then had to take back to the original control.
Back at one of the control windows, the officer stared a long time at my name, and then conferred with another officer what letter to use for J, my middle initial (a variation ...
My short term objective is to spend a week to 10 days just relaxing and unwinding before entering Syria and in order to ensure that I am suitably relaxed to fully enjoy.
So headed south to Silifke on a 6 hour bus ride, arriving mid afternoon and looked for somewhere to stay. A suitable base, if outside of my target budget, was found for a couple of nights stay.
The next day I took a Dolmus (minibus) to ...