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... english and all I can say in Turkish is hello, goodbye and thankyou! Next we drove back down the mountains past hydro-electric stations and tunnels being carved through the rocky mountains into the city again where we visited the lovely Ayasofya church, a former Greek Orthodox church dating back to the 13th century which has unfortunately been converted to a mosque. They have however preserved the beautiful frescoes lining the walls and ceilings and it had ...
... to the monastery is about 18k with the last 1.5 K only 1 lane wide with cut outs. A good part of the time is spent in first gear because of the steep terrain, switchbacks and having to watch for oncoming vehicles. The parking lot at the top is very restricted. At least there are no large tour buses because they would not be able to get up the road. Tourists have to transfer to smaller shuttle vehicles.
The city of Trabzon is a melting pot of religions, languages and ...
... They held a picture of a NZ girl who applied for visa the day before. They kept asking "are you sure you don't know her" they were very suspicious. It is unusual for a girl to travel by themselves in Iran.
Peter was really tempted to say "I dont know, I can't see what colour hair she has!" (All females must have their photos in a headscarf)
We had to then pay euros cash into a bank that would allow the transaction. (For anyone that doesn't know, Iran is under very ...
... which has been ongoing for several years.
While we got dropped off at the closest parking lot on our way up, we had to descend on foot all the way down to the base of the mountain to meet with the vehicle. The stone paved path was uneven, but it is gently graded for the entire distance and we were surrounded by trees sporting their autumn best. We also had the company of a middle-aged Turkish gentleman from Adana who was in Trabzon on a business trip and ...
... in the morning. I start out with a heartwarming bowl of chorba soup, which will be the first of 5 breakfasts I will enjoy this morning! I tell you, if the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, than Turkey has definitely won my heart. Invigorated, I head out at the first rays of dawn to start exploring this city. I have 4 days left of my trip, and I'm feeling my second wind and don't want to waste a ...