Travel Blogs from Safranbolu
... is compact, no shower curtain or fan but that is a small price to pay to stay in such a characterful and historical place. At 80 Tl for double, with breakfast, is a bargain. From the window, we overlooked the caravanserai and red roofs below us.
I asked how people find this place. She said they arrive at the bus stop and she or her husband meets them and leads them back. ************e arrives in a ...
... 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 ...
... hundreds of houses and mansions. Our hotel is a renovated 250 year old mansion which has all the modern amenities. Much of the original has been preserved so you have to remove your shoes when entering the building. There is a very pleasant patio which we are sitting in at the moment. We walked into the old city this afternoon and the various markets. the city is in fact named after a particular variety ...
... local guide will take me there. So we finished lunch, walked to the Turkish delight place. Oh my my my they are delicious. But full of sugars!!! Oh...I told the shop owner (who also are family generations of making Turkish delight for hundreds years) that I will be back with different group. Shop owner was happy to give me business card so I can find them.
Time to return to the hotel. Local guide realised he gave the others the wrong direction back to the hotel. I laughed my ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking