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... of the Nicene Creed. Although I wished I could have seen more of the Byzantine/Medieval part of the town, I was actually in search of an enormous, smashed sarcophagus lying somewhere in the hills northeast of the city. Fortunately one of the guys at the taxi stand knew about it and was able to point it out on a map, so my cab driver and I didn't have any trouble finding it. I snapped some pictures and then headed back into the town to see the museum, only to discover that it ...
... we bump and rattle over them. The roads are deserted. We are heading for the secluded beach area where we stayed a couple of nights ago. When we got there the waves are massive and are washing up quite close to where we hap previously parked. We thought we should park quite a bit further back. It wasn't long before the sun was setting, no more rain just blustery wind. No Photos today! ...
... and exciting moment, that I was very far from home.
One of the most interesting (and at times challenging) ways to get "off the tourist path" when visiting a country is to do a home stay or to volunteer in some capacity. There are several organizations and networks that can facilitate this type of visit including HelpX and WWOOF (links below if you are interested).
... 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 ...
Okay, so, sometimes we don't necessarily make the best decisions. Look, it can be a triumph just to get us to make a decision at all, so sometimes you just have to stick with what you've decided to do, lest you get stuck in a never-ending downward spiral of indecisiveness, right? Right. That was our theory as we chose the scenic, winding mountain driving route to Iznik from Ankara, rather than the express, straight-line, utterly soulless motorway route. It even looked ...
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Masukiye Beldesi Kartepe Mevkii, Kartepe | 4 star hotelfrom $95