Travel Blogs from Sahinbey
... increased agricultural crops in this area. They are expecting that when this project is completed in 2012, there will be 1.5 million people who will return here from other parts of Turkey to work in the agricultural and food processing businesses. To prepare for this, new housing, schools, hospitals, etc. are being built in many cities that will benefit from increased water supplies. However, the building of the dams has ...
Again.......this blog is being delivered by my ghost writer........so easy to have staff!!!!
I have to take some time to reflect on our month in Turkey and what I learned...ok, maybe not learned - what I saw......a culture of incredible contrasts; I want to make some notes to remember - it really was that interesting. Now that my buddy has moved on, I will have to do my own writing again........ahhh.
And for any ...
On the road at 8.30, retracing our steps almost to Urfa. Stopped briefly at the Euphrates to photograph still morning reflections & colours.
The new freeway carried us swiftly westwards towards Gaziantep across formerly dry country that is being transformed by GAP (Guneydogu Anadolu Projesi) aka the SE Anatolia Project which when finished will comprise 22 dams on the Tigris & Euphrates systems, providing massive amounts of irrigation ...
It was only the second week of my pilgrimage here in Turkey, and already I was feeling more like a refugee than a pilgrim. I was so whacked from the jet-lag, something I'd never had the luxury to experience so deeply. Yes. The 3 a.m. bio-rhythm wake-up calls. The world becomes my aquarium, swimming through days of AFS (Acute Fatigue Syndrome? ha just made that up), and I am co-flattened by the scale of Istanbul's urban/tourist scene. A stunning town, true. The immensity of ...
... just didn't
feel motivated today. I walked around and took a few photos but it was
overcast and the cherry blossoms didn't seem to have peeped out up here
yet. After the castle, we headed for the underground cave city. Here
again almost everyone went, but I remembered having gone before. I am
not exactly claustrophobic but I didn't relish bending in the cave
tunnels either so I had a lovely cappuccino in ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking