Radisson Blu Hotel, Mersin
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We left Cappadocia and headed south and soon were climbing into the mountains, highest point of the road was 1500m. I took a shot through the windscreen, for the impression, but they were really spectacular and snow-capped. The Turkish toll roads are also really really good, almost no traffic and beautifully smooth. So much so that we were clearly going to hit the Mediterranean coast by early afternoon if we kept going at this pace so ...
... 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 ...
The following day we visited Tarsus, notable as the birthplace of St. Paul, one of the 12 apostles,--as well as the home of Mark Antony and Cleopatra in the first century BC. The drive from Adana was a relatively short one. As we entered the city we stopped momentarily for a look at Tarsus waterfall on the Berdan River. This would be a cute spot for a picnic. ...
... we had a full morning's agenda to complete before we headed up into the mountains.
100 km E to the neo-Hittite site of Karatepe, crossing the river Ceyhan, thru fields of glowing sunflowers and then up into olive & conifer foothills. Here we found the delightful Karatepe - Aslantas open air Museum in a national park.. Great pine forest setting, on a hilltop by a lake. The site dates from C8 BC when the Hittites left Central Anatolia under pressure ...
... at this stage of the trip, a knife and zip tìes) Tomorrow we start the next leg to the Syrian border.
Since the last entry we`ve stopped in Şanliurfa (Şanli is glorıous in Turkish) and took a couple of day trips out to Mardin and Harran nearby. We really enjoyed our time out East. The area around Van, Mardin and Diyar felt ...
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