Travel Blogs from Alsancak - Karavas
... to pull over for an early lunch.
We left the highway and stopped at the only 'shop' in a village. ‘Sale of Foodstuffs’ would have just about summed it up but it had fresh (too fresh to cut) bread, cheese and a very odd soft sausage, which was very tasty but I have no idea what I ate! The girl who served us had no English, of course, but was very nice, although I thought I could hear a banjo playing ...
I stayed in Istanbul for six nights. The three with Gayle, as expected, went by in a wonderful flash. Home to 15 million people the great city straddles the meeting points of Europe and Asia. Sitting in a cafe i wrote in my diary: a humungous boiling pot of stirring mayhem. A mass of twisting streets crammed with weaving people, every spare inch used to sell something. Unavoidable stall owners offering 'special price', spicy smells coming from kebab ...
... is pretty, but relatively small.
Tarsus is one of the oldest cities in the world going back to at least 3000 BC. There is little to see of its ancient city as the new Tarsus has been built over the old and many of the older architectural remains have been recycled into the newer structures. There are some quaint, old neighborhoods to walk through. Our ...
An early start: 6.15 breakfast, on the road by 7am.
Crossing the river via Kennedy Bridge we got a quick sighting of Taskopru (a Roman era stone bridge built by Hadrian, early C2). Nearby, the six minarets of Sabanci Merkez Camii, the largest mosque between Istanbul & Saudi Arabia, bulit by one of Turkey's richest industrialists.
It would have been nice to spend a while absorbing the energy of this town but, unfortunately, we had no time to dally ...
... to the rest of the country; İ`m not sure whether it was the language the lively music or that everyone kept saying `welome to Kurdistan`. Either way it is a really interesting part of the world with very friendly people and somewhere İ would definitely lıke to spend more time.
Urfa is a beautiful city but will mainly ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service