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Travel Blogs from Alsancak - Karavas
... through that landscape I relished the life of nothing but the sky and the road. It felt like a real adventure. At times I grabbed hold of the back of tractors up the hills - I decided its not cheating if I'm still sat on the saddle. One farmer spent the whole incline haggling a price for the lift, I managed to keep him talking till we reached the top and let go, whizzing down the other side with a honk of the horn.
After days of ...
... 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 ...
... Age people (theirs was only a Bronze culture). This was a summer retreat for the Hittite kings. We entered by one lion gate & exited by another. Wonderful relief carvings, made even more powerful by the setting. They spoke to us clearly across 3 millenia - musicians & warriors, sacrificial bull, a boat with oarsmen, a mother suckling a child beneath a tree, the Sun God looking reminiscent of scary dreams. The small museum held other treasures - a tree ...
So after 5 weeks out of the saddle we returned yesterday to Mersin, summer weather (by British standards) our bikes and of course a warm welcome from Deniz who has very kindly looked after our stuff whilst we`ve been galavanting. Today we did a bit of bike maintenance, new back tyre and pedals and a bit of mudguard adjustment (involving, ...
Last time we wrote, we were hoping that in Mersin we'd be able to find a home for the bikes for a month. After Anamur, we cycled to the 'chasm of Heaven' and 'cave of Hell', a pretty spectacular cave near Ayaş. Camped in the car park of a restaurant, deciding that spending the money on a nice meal and getting a free camp spot was definately preferable to paying for a patch at a campsite.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet