Buyuk Sumela Hotel
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... fork up the Hala Deresi river.
Along this river are just a few rustic hotels and guesthouses. This is the place to stay if you prefer minimalist development and wish to avoid the resort atmosphere of the Aydir side. We discovered a nice ottoman era stone bridge with a high arch and lingered for awhile hoping the sun would break though the cloud cover. It didn't.
26 - 27 April 2014
The last couple of days have been drive days getting from Goreme to near Trabzon on the Back Sea coast, however the days go quite quickly, what with me catching flies (sleeping) or Luke playing cards. Also, the scenery in Turkey is so varied there is quite a lot to see. We went from almost semi-arid land eeking out some crops, to pine tree alpine landscapes. The latter was where we bush camped.
Arriving at 5pm we were asked to chose between another ...
... jackets and scarfes hurry along the lanes and alleys. It feels a lot like Queenstown. In addition to exploring the streets, we visited an old aquaduct, and an impressive limestone cave.
The next day I kept trucking north, as I really wanted to see the black sea. The wee port of Amasra was my destination, and it was georgeous. The tiny town spills over a Byzantine-era bridge to include an island about 50m offshore. New(ish) ...
... an hour and we really didn't know what was going to happen. The sun looked like it had gone down but there was still a little glow of red on one of the nearby buildings. Then all of a sudden a cannon went off and then the old man's voice started the call of prayer from the nearby minaret speaker.
Everyone started eating before he had finished. The food was delicious. It was a spicy lamb stew with rice, bread and a peach. ... ...
... was in pretty good shape and we managed speeds around 80 km/h. The views were also everchanging, with rugged mountains and open fields passing by. We drove through Kelkit and Siran and nightfall found us staying in a small town called Alucra. We stayed at the town’s only hotel with rooms for 80 TL a night. At first the manager wanted 100TL. He really had us at his mercy because I am pretty sure ...