Travel Blogs from Safranbolu
... exactly why we have allowed some contingency days to give 'flexibility’ in our itinerary. We stay an extra night in Safronbolu, postpone by one day our visit to Amasra and cancel our planned beachside camping on the Black Sea coast.
*Instead we spend a leisurely day in the gardens of our Ottoman home, listening to classical and modern music piped acoustically through the trees. Things could be ...
... architectural style. Istanbul mosques are amongst the most attractive we have ever seen.
The evening walk to the Blue Mosque just before sunset turns out to be a magical highlight – one of many we hope.
When planning our trip we had worried about being in the Muslim world during Ramadam (a month of fasting ). But as it happens, being here during the most important month in the Islamic calendar will probably enhance our ...
... 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.
... indicated as a waterfall. More like a local stream with an old mill but was now a cafe. It appeared that there was also a small power plant using the stream flow. Many of the buildings in the town are in their original condition and are need of restoration. Just down from our hotel is a building which was just sold and we talked to the new owner who plans to convert it into a boutique hotel and likely a place to stay for his family when they visit. He is ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking