Green Park Resort Kartepe
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... limits, we somehow made it to the bus terminal only 30 minutes late. And by somehow, I mean the generous breach of traffic norms in which our driver engaged.
And, finally, yesterday I ferried once again across the Sea of Marmara to Yalova, from where I took a minibus to the small town of Iznik. Iznik is ancient Nikaia (Nicaea), and those of you well-versed in early church history will recognize it as the location for the Councils of Nicaea and, consequently, ...
... last night's storm and because it's our last 'wilderness' camp. The last camp night tomorrow will be at seaside in more deluxe surroundings we are told. With clear skies above it cooled down quickly so most went to their tents right after supper. It is now 2 am as I write this entry because ivr had s few good hours of sleep already. The other reason is I had to get up to pee. One beer each was provided at supper as a special treat and as we all know, we only ...
... for 5 kilometres and are surrounded by a double ditch. At one time there were 100 towers in various locations. In the 1300's when the Ottoman Empire expanded the the main church in town was converted into what became known as the Orhan Mosque. A madrasa and baths were built nearby as well as a soup kitchen. Much of the town was destroyed in 1921 during the Greco-Turkish ...
... what I left back home. A range of mountains with snow caped summits followed us around, adding beauty to the décor.
It was 1:40pm by the time we arrived in Iznik, a charming lakeside town with a population of around 15,000. We were here for our next little escapade….to visit the ruins of St. Sophia and see the city walls, these having been built in 300 BC by the Greeks.
... terrain, and I'm glad we did it, but at the time I was pretty sure I was going to die in the middle of nowhere. At one point, the road was alternating between potholed asphalt and gravel, and in the gravel bits it was difficult to see where the road was going, and we almost drove off a mountain at least twice. We were cackling maniacally about how bad of an idea it was the whole time.
Until the sun began to set, and we witnessed the most spectacular sunset I have ...