Travel Blogs from Hopa
In Mt. Ilgaz National Park, I wandered around the steep mountains and was dwarfed by the towering pines. I smelled smells that reminded me of brown sugar or lilacs or wet socks. It impressed me that I could walk along the side of what I thought was a small mountain, only to have it open up and become a new mountain, a new horizon, a new eco-system, a new world.
-----Atop one part of a mountain, the pine trees separated to surround a meadow or ...
... was dark and unlit. We pulled over to get a better look as soon as we found a suitable spot. It turned out to be the biggest dam in Turkey at 817 ft. high, 2,360 ft. long, and built with 3.4 million cubic meters of cement. While the top is only about four feet wide, the base is a whopping 200 ft. thick. Just completed in February 2012, it was definitely among the most recent additions ...
As we neared the border of Georgia we came to a town called "Hopa".
We were both very tired so decided to set up the micra bed and deal with the border in the morning.
There were many big lorries and trucks parked up sleeping every where so it felt like the right place to crash. It was a noisy night. We woke and headed to the border.
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... the large number of pawnshops we saw in the city.
During the day, the main central square, Evropas moedani, and the area surrounding it is the hub of activity. It is a large open space with a fountain and surrounded by attractive buildings. Towering over the square is the striking monument to Medea which is also the symbol of the city.
Among the town's other attractions are its vast botanical garden and a Nobel museum, neither of which we visited. ...
... once again confirmed how friendly the people of Iran are and how much I want to visit that country.
Getting late in the day, we eventually turned around to head back to the car, got caught in a torrential downpour (which seems to be Tom and my prerequisite for hiking in the Kackars) and eventually reached our car. Now for the trip back down the super deadly road that was now a bit slick with mud. And she finally hit a bump in the road. ...
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