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... we had to try some. I was expecting it to be horrible as I don't usually like turkish delight, but this I actually liked because it had a different texture and had nuts in. We all bought some sweets to take back with us. There were also other old shops which sold hand made jewellery, lamps and model ottoman style houses. I bought a ottoman house candle holder!
It started to get dark at around 4:30 so we took the bus back to Ankara.
The day started with a visit to the City Museum. There were displays of local items of interest. What was surprising was an extensive collection of computer hardware dating back to the late 70's. There was even an Apple II, Atari but oddly no Sinclair. We then visited the clock tower which was very interesting. The local shoemaker who looks after the clock gave us a tour and pointed out how it worked. Next stop after walking through the town was a visit to ...
We spent some time in the morning exploring Amasra and then we headed inland to Safranbulo which was designated a World Heritage Site in 1994 due to its well preserved Ottoman era houses and architecture. The old town has 1008 registered historical artifacts. Included are: 1 private museum museums, 25 mosques, 5 tombs, 8 historical fountains, 5 Turkish bats, 3 markets, 1 historical clock tower, 1 ...
... delights. Local guide ignored them, asked us to follow him quickly. Then he could tell us what direction to see and where to get back to the hotel. Old man and couple wanted to know. He gave them directions. I knew I'm not this confident with his direction details. So I stayed with him and the group leader, having lunch at nearby restaurant.
Ordered lunch, cay then saffron tea. People watching, cat watching then wind blew in. Didn't faze us. I asked where is the best ...
... century in the dark and mysterious Orient. The main Çarsi(market) area is situated at the meeting point of three valleys. Panoramic views of the town can be had from either side with the City Museum and Clock Tower on one side and Hildirik Hill on the other. We did not get any sunshine during our 2 day stay there but we were spared the rain during our walks. In the center of the market area is a historic Turkish Hamam (Cinci Hamam) dating back to the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking