Pasha Palas Hotel
Travel Blogs from Izmit
... and a lot of laughs while managing to communicate by more comical hand signals!
Every day we were fed well, especially at lunch, which was the main meal. Lunch in the farm was a communal affair, where family, hired hands and volunteers all ate together. Even though it was mid-October, most days it was warm enough to eat outside at mid day. My favourite dish - and there were many great ones - was Turkish pasta... proper name ...
... of the building for a little bit. It was a pretty church, but we knew it wouldn't hold a candle to the "real" Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, so we didn't bother paying the entrance fee to go in.
We headed back to our hotel to pack up our many souvenirs and start putting things securely into our suitcases. Once that was done, we checked out and headed off to see another gate at the other side of town near the Iznik Tile and Ceramics centre. After the ...
... cut short, as I was flagged down by the Austrian girls, who were having fruit down on the walkway to the lighthouse (one of a pair that lit the entrance to the river), in a cafe. They said hello, and explained that they got there late in the evening, and set up a broken tent against the side of the restaurant, and that Katharina slept outside, if you can call a night of angry dogs barking at you from close by.
They said they heard about two campsites, one in ...
... have been hauled into courts and prosecuted. Well, what could be more insulting to Turkey than to make a garbage pit out of your own beautiful living environment? [Well, I'll tell you something more insulting: It is when a leader of a country sends thousands of its best citizens to be killed or maimed--not to mention despoiling the national treasury--in a war that is a lie. The guy ought, when out of office, to be charged in an international court as a ...
... at 12 so everything of any interest would be closed. Bulgaria is still an option though, but I suppose I should really experience New Year's Eve in Istanbul. 3 days off work ... what will I do with myself? A good idea would probably be to spend them planning 2007. I just got an e-mail off a friend of mine who is cycling through North and South America - lucky ******* - all I want to do is pack by bag and hit the road again. Sadly finances aren't ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking