Celik Palas Hotel Safranbolu
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... to find it, but I did find a taxi driver who was willing to slog through unpaved roads, mud, switchbacks, and various other obstacles in order to help me find it. We had to stop and ask directions a few times, and at one point we actually had a local villager in the car with us for a little ways, but eventually we found it! I owe a great debt of appreciation to the steadfastness of my cab driver, especially because when we got ...
... along a road to see where it took us. It soon became narrow as we climbed steeply zigzagging back and forth, passing through some small hamlets, eventually the Tarmac gave out to rocky track, with long drops into the valley below, in some places it was wet and muddy. At 3503ft we found a lovely clearing with a small brook running through it but decided to drive a little further on, we came to a picnic site, complete with football pitch ...
An early trip to buy some food, then we set off for Safranbolo, Turkey's most thoroughly preserved Ottoman town, made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. The journey was fast 300k on motorways, we stopped to buy diesel on the way, Les asked for 30 Ltrs for the big tank and 20 for the second tank, this is the first time we have tried the second one out. As we set off again the gauge didn't show much more than before we filled! Les ...
... breads, white cheeses, Nescafé instant coffee or chai, olives, cakes, tomatoes, honey or jam, halva, etc. it's wholesome food but can get boring for a North American. As is our custom, another hamam followed with my regulars - Texas Rob, Switzerland Frieder, and LA David. This hamam gets a great write up in travel books because it's big with different hamams for women (no time-share with men), and the building looks cool form the ...
... But we think its reputation has negatively affected its service which was - get the tourists through quickly. Not nearly the same interaction with the staff as all the others, and more expensive. Some of the tour ladies went last night and returned with the same comments. But a decent scrub and rub is always good on a rest day between long rides! An hour or so of guy-shopping followed. Translated, we wandered aimlessly through the myriad ...
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