Travel Blogs from Safranbolu
... the large mosque and the historical Cinci Hamam with it's multi-domed roof. The hotel we picked was supposed to be less than 200 meters from Cinci Hamam. But where? In which direction? Some of the roads led to stairs, Some were nothing more than footpaths.
Dave figured we needed to go north and double checked his compass. We shot up a narrow lane which got narrower and narrower and steeper and steeper. ...
... are the main attraction. All of the houses are from the ottoman times and most have been restored to what they looked like originally. There are also several old mosques and an old hotel which ottoman traders used to stay in when stopping in the town. It has been turned into a modern hotel now but some of the rooms have been kept to what they originally where and tourists can go inside and take a look around. As we were walking around the ...
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 ...
... Well, I was happy to just listen to the venting, at the same time I was interested to know what it was going to happen. On other hand it made drive "shorter" eg time flew and we were almost there at Safranbolu. Tops!
We arrived Safranbolu, only to discover the section of main road we need to use was closed for re-sealing the road. Bus had to go around the town. To add the stress to the driver, the streets are very narrow and difficult. He succeeded but we approached to the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet