Courtyard Istanbul International Airport
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Prior to getting to the airport, I had a very pleasant walk around Batumi taking photos. Batumi is a resort city on the Black Sea and most of the city that I experienced is devoted to having people enjoy themselves here. I think there are casinos. There is, of course, the beach with all of its pursuits - amusement rides, snack food and fine …
... The journey to the border took almost exactly four hours. We went by a highly scenic route with forested mountains on every side; the beauty was heightened even further by the sunset, which created silhouettes of the mountains and turned part of the sky pink. Although there were almost no clouds in the sky, for a while only two stars were visible; one of them was so incredibly bright we thought that it might actually be a planet. When the moon appeared, it ...
... back around 4,009 years and is believed to be the city where the first contact between Anatolia (ancient Asia) and the Mediterranean region was made. We heard how it originated as a Bronze Age dwelling before falling into a state of ruin. Troy is also famous for its links to the Trojan War, the Greek mythological story of the Trojan Prince (Paris) who ran away with Zeus's daughter (Helen) and sparked the 10 year battle. ...
... on the ceiling, which tell biblical stories . After that we walked most of the city wall, which was built about 430 AD, and much of it is still standing . It was beginning to rain by this stage, so we caught a tram back to our hotel for a traditional Turkish dinner, which was delicious! After dinner we went for a walk to see the Blue Mosque by night, which was stunning. ...
... about littering. This used to be a Greek community before WWI and then all of the Greeks were run out of town. There are lots of motorcycles here which seems to be the best way to get around the steep and narrow streets.
As we wandered around we came upon a store called Violetta....isn't that a great name? The lady who owns the shop made most of the items in the store so of course I had to buy a jewelry box and ...