Usta Park Hotel
Travel Blogs from Trabzon
... the overcast lighting situation shed perfect shadows on the doorway.
On the far end of the complex, both the rock church and chapel found their places. The rock church was the most spectacular building of the site -- covered inside and out with frescoes of early christian artwork. The shape of the building was interesting, the interior followed the layout of the cave, and the front was a curved wall closing the ...
... Square park?) is the heart of the city and at the center was the first of many Ataturk statues we expect to see in Turkey, a fact that we duly recorded by taking some photographs. Ataturk Alani runs all around the square and pedestrianized streets tightly packed with retail stores, cafes and restaurants run west from it. The lively bazaar was teeming with people and we enjoyed our return to a large urban setting after a period of time.
On our second day in ...
... valley floor far below Sumela.
Bozetepe: The Griffith Park of Trabzon
Later in the afternoon, we went for a walk by the Black Sea, which while beautiful and along a verdant seafront (with a beautiful statue of Suleiman the Magnificent and his unique calligraphy signature) was mightily smelly, so we quickly retreated for high ground.
We hailed a dolmus at the main square headed up the hill to the Boztepe ...
... a valid excuse for staying. As I tried to make it when I first found (smelled) the mess. "I can't go now... this will take at least two days to clean!!!" Nice try. I now though have the grossest smelling Iran and Central Asia guide books on the planet. No idea what they were doing in the food pannier????
Okay, time to hit send! And finish packing and perhaps one more stroll through this lovely little town!!! Mind the spelling :)
... intrigued by Calypso and this is something that has been common throughout the eastern side of Europe but even more so in Turkey.
Car drivers are always hooting their horns at us and it has nothing to do with the standard of Rogan and Helen's driving!! People are always pointing at the truck and waving.
After lunch we continued on our travels and headed off into the mountains north of Zara. After a few hours ...