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Travel Blogs from Ordu
Bought fresh bread and saw the coolest thing. You can buy a whole slap of dripping honey comb straight out of the beehive from the local shop. As in the whole wooden draw thing. Very tempted but we have already have had a watermelon, a carton of milk, a carton of juice and some medicine leak in the car so far. Honey would just be a nightmare! ...
A day began by visiting Sumela Monastery. It is a Greek Orthodox dedicated to Virgin Mary. Nestled in a steep, almost vertical cliff about 1200 metres above sea level. Monastery was founded in 386 AD by an emperor. It has been destroyed several times on different occasions such as earthquakes and wars. Restored and seized by Russian Empire in 1916-18 during the occupation of Trabzon, a nearby city.
Abandoned in the 1920's, the monks had to depart ...
Pointed at Ordu today, which isn't far, so thought we'd make a couple o' stops along the way. The first was at Cape Yason which is on an awesome stretch of road east of Bolaman, and the second was at Caka Beach, supposedly the Black Sea's best. We filled up along the way and scored a free Vectra wash... legend! Blanche is gleaming... cuttin' ...
... you can't negotiate with a calculator in hand. A stack of numbers punched out and a few threatened walk offs later, i don't feel to bad with a 35% discount and another netbook to my name. Hopefully this one might last a few more weeks.
Little mission complete, it was off to find the one stretch of coastal road that now days is off the beaten path and apparently has the best beach on ...
Where to start?
Whoa ...what a couple of weeks!
Including but not limited to ...Kindness, scared shitless, the joys of tenting, Addiction to cycling, a day in the life, statistics
A new day in the life
The following is a composite day in the life of what it has been like biking in Turkey the last two weeks or so.
Wake up ...usually in my tent and usually after a fairly rough nights sleep due to the fact that I may be at a gas station or ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center