Travel Blogs from Mersin
... roadsides Oleander was in full bloom and the wild Hollyhocks of pink and white were splendid. The wild roses and cultivated were just fantastic, dripping with blooms. Why are we trying to cultivate them in Northern Europe or Oman when clearly they flourish half way in-between. Annie
A couple of hours later we pulled into Mersin (a massive sprawling city, which I have never heard of and has few attributes) and, after the ...
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 ...
... lunching at an excellent diner (good simple tucker, friendly staff, very proud of their pristine mountain water). More, even higher, mountains ahead ( snow remnants). We followed a cascade upstream. Tunnel after tunnel. Impressive engineering.
Finally we reached the plateau; a vast flatland with snow capped peaks in the distance. Wildflowers = red poppies, splashes of yellow & purple. Mt Erciyes (4150m) rising in the distance with a decent covering ...
... 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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