Travel Blogs from Sahinbey
... on the water at a pontoon restaurant eating the same fish, Sabut, as we had on the Tigris at Hasankeyf (equally delicious). An Efes beer slipped down easily in the heat.
After lunch, the day's highlight - a boat trip out on the reservoir to the ruined Byzantine fortress of Rumkale and the partially flooded village of Savas (where we stopped for cay). LP says this is a "must do" & I agree. Attractive canyon, cute villages tumbling ...
... last, cuz it was tres lovely. You know. That clickety-clack love thang. What are you going to do now You've got no one To give your love to! Well I've got this berth and this pull down blind I've got this fold up sink And these rocks and these cactus going by And a bottle of German wine to drink Settle down into the clickety clack With the clouds and the stars to read damn I love that Joni. what IS it with those canadenserai? OK back to my exodus. Konya, off the train, ...
... on to Gaziantep.
After several calls that Erwin and Kamil took, we learned that Explore
was offering 2 alternatives. We could end our trip now and receive some
partial refund or we could continue, have our extra 4 plus days in
Turkey and fly from Turkey to Jordan and continue with the itinerary.
All of us opted for the latter. Not much to think about there. After awhile, Explore and the local
... Gaziantep… about 90 minutes. The road was rough with construction and over some pretty hilly roads, but no problem.
Gaziantep was a pleasant surprise. It is a fairly big city, very clean and bright, with a great park strip through the centre along a small creekbed. After stopping at a decent little supermarket, we managed to find the park about 1 km from the centre of town, so we parked and unloaded the bikes. The ride was ...
Despite staying in Gaziantep only 24 hours, we managed to pack in quite a lot! We checked into our hotel, dumped our bags and head straight into town. Our first stop was the museum to see the mosaics discovered at the nearby site of Zeugma, which were removed to the museum as the site was flooded to create a dam! The mosaics were wonderful – remarkably intact despite some having been vandalised. The detail, ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking