Radisson Blu Hotel, Mersin
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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... memory of Severus Alexander, Septimus Severus, Caracalla, and Hadrionus. However, the most significant finding has been 1st century Roman road. Approximately 200 ft. (60 m.) has been excavated. The road is made of black basalt and is cambered with an elaborate drainage system. The road is thought to have existed since the 2nd-century B.C. during the Seleucids and was then rebuilt by the Romans. There is also a courtyard with portico and excavations are continuing ...
... to pull over for an early lunch.
We left the highway and stopped at the only 'shop' in a village. ‘Sale of Foodstuffs’ would have just about summed it up but it had fresh (too fresh to cut) bread, cheese and a very odd soft sausage, which was very tasty but I have no idea what I ate! The girl who served us had no English, of course, but was very nice, although I thought I could hear a banjo playing ...
... but I never once felt at threat and had no qualms leaving Allan outside a shop. At times the firing questions were more tiring than the cycling and with no one speaking English I had to guess which question I was being asked - where is my wife? do i have children? what is my job? Eventually tho it taught me some Turkish and I could answer them properly.
As each day passed the scenery advanced in varied grandeur. Rolling down roads cutting ...
... here was to visit St. Paul's well built in Roman times and sitting beside what is considered, by some, as the site of his family home (which can be seen at ground level under a glass platform). Somehow St. Paul's Church, which was included in our itinerary, was skipped.
The Roman city of Tarsus was believed to have been the meeting place of Antony ...
... 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 ...