Travel Blogs from Kahta
Slow start to the day, I kept dozing off on the bus, so missed most of the verbage. For out Smoko stop today it was at a Fish restaurant/road stop. Apparently they sold Irish Coffee. But that was about all they sold. I bought a luke warm can of Pepsi. I couldn't buy water as they didn't sell it bottled and they were getting it from the tap. Which …
From Gaziantep we made a slight detour north-east towards the town of Kahta, which is the most convenient launch point for visits to the funerary temple of Nemrut Dagi, located on the top of a mountain in the Anti-Taurus Range. Despite the distance to the mountain (about 50km) we had been able to catch a glimpse of the temple as we …
... an earthquake toppled the heads off their perch.
One of the most amazing things for me was looking out over the countryside and realize that we were overlooking ancient Mesopotamia and the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers.... The birthplace of civilization.
This long day was just beginning. On the way to Sunliurfa (and a delicious spicy lunch) we stopped at Gobekli Tepe. This ancient site is over 12,000 years old! The oldest place of ...
... 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 ...
... a crawl. Back on better road at 1154.
A few trains have been seen but no great sense much of the Turkish economy uses them. All I have seen are single tracks. After a red light, there is a yellow interlude before green.
In Golabsi, we turned off toward Adiyaman, D-360 being the road to Nemrut Daj. Hitch a riding here? Put your arm out as if asking a vehicle to slow down. The panoramas on the long ascents and descents have improved.
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking