Travel Blogs from Kahta
... artificially heightened by 50 meters using crushed rock. Apparently the mountain's natural 2100 meters were not high enough for his highness. To the king's credit, the crushed rock is conspicuous even from a distance, notably smooth in contrast to the rest of the mountain, so our dear autocrat Antiochus was onto something with his narcissistic tampering. Overall, very impressive stuff for the 1st century BC.
Though difficult to access for ...
... you will find a carving of King Mithradates shaking hands with Hercules (carved in 50BC).
Driving within 5 kilometres of the Syrian border we came to Harran, a village with beehive houses and a few hungry looking camels. The Arabic influence is very strong here. The houses are similar to ones we saw in southern Italy, cool and practical in the hot weather.
From Harran we went to the pools of Abraham as well as the cave where he was ...
... this 85kms of majestic mountain passes, passed me by without a glimpse. I didn’t even benefit from the ambient light of villages, or the lights of houses to give me some perception of what lay around me, because I only passed 3 tiny enclaves of maybe 10-15 houses! To miss probably the best scenery of my entire trip, should have had me cursing uncontrollably, but I was so completely focused on picking my route along this death track, that ...
... update on the day. Going to be a long day, returning to Adiyaman [not staying in the itinerary town]. Lunch at 1251 at Iskender 85 Lokantasi. Sheila was yapping about 'no meat' and no prices on the menu. Tried the Dametesli Kebab and the Icli Kafte, a local speciality, plus an Aryan [in a container and not up to par]. The Canberra Crowd and I tried to involve The Bag in the conversation as much as possible 13TL. She scooped some salad for a later meal. She must ...
... shanks pony to the top (unless you engaged the services of a mule taxi on offer for 30 TL each way).The summit was at 7000 ft, the highest peak in N Mesopotamia. 360 deg views.
Pity about the cloud - no golden heads bathed in late afternoon sunshine today. In fact it looked like we could be rained upon from the north. That quarter of the sky got progressively darker as we circled the man-made cone to view the two terraces where ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking