Radisson Blu Hotel, Mersin
Travel Blogs from Mersin
... 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 you can see the Roman Gate that is also known as "Cleopatra's Gate" and sometimes referred to as "Gate of the *****". Why? Who knows.
Actually, having seen the city, I would have chosen a different spot to visit as there was really little to see here. However, if you are interested in religious relics this might be up your alley.
... on top. Murat said of this mountain:"often she hides her face". But not today. We skirted the mountain and found that it would be with us all the way to Kayseri. We saw her from three sides.
Goodbyes were being exchanged as we motored across the plateau. I was leaving the group in Kayseri; most were flying to Istanbul; some off on other adventures....
Murat had plenty of time up his sleeve, so he dropped me right at my hotel, the Bent, on Ataturk Blvd.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center