Travel Blogs from Sahinbey
... 25% of the nation's power needs. Needless to say Syria & Iraq are not happy but they both have other distractions for the meantime.
After many kms we turned N off the freeway and eventually came upon the rim of a serious canyon, then saw that it was half filled with green water thanks to yet another dam. Below, tiny Halfeti was half submerged but trying to keep its town alive under the new regime brought by the Birecik Dam. We went down ...
... sites, the power of it's geography, and simply being able to walk thru places that are thousands of years old.... so compelling. But what really stunned me was being in crowds of THOUSANDS upon THOUSANDS of tourists, like some kind of east/west woodstock for camera-wielding culture-vultures. I only lasted 2 days. Then an all night sleeper train to Konya, for which I splurged and dropped an extra $20 for my OWN sleeping compartment! First time for that, and it won't ...
.... next to the heater. Erwin and Betty joined me.
we drove around 7 hrs. to Gaziantep near the Syrian border in
preparation for our crossing into Syria. Right after lunch Erwin got a
call that the British government had put out a travel advisory for Syria
and Explore was canceling our travel to Syria. We were in the dark
awhile about what would happen next as ...
... can still feel it. The meat was good :-). We then walked around looking for the minibus terminal to Kilis which is where we will be going tomorrow. It's on the border with Syria. We couldn't find it so got some snacks for the room and went back to the hotel. The hotel guy said we needed to take a taxi to it and will sort it out in the morning. While walking around and crossing the road we suddenly realised the ...
... about 60 kms short of Gaziantep… I was watching for a gas station or a restaurant to pull into as it was getting quite dark, and lo and behold, a "Campink" sign… the only one we had seen since leaving Goreme. It ain’t Kaya Camping, but it is a nice little grass field off the highway, with a nice young family running it. The toilets are pretty rough, but there is electricity.
October 31 Gaziantep
Easy enough ...