Travel Blogs from Adana
... with me wondering what people had done up here in this windswept remote place. Was this an army barracks at the top of the world for an old civilisation? A monastic mountain retreat? There were no signs, nothing to aid a tourist's understanding. This made it feel all the more special for finding.
The next memorable part of this leg was after the turn onto the Kamisly Koyu Yolu road in north Adana province. Here I would start ...
... enter to buy one I've chosen from the outside stand. The owner says, "It's OK.....on me". Blimey - a free postcard (to the recipient - I'm spoiling you!). Post office is 300m down a steep hill and there's a long queue when I arrive. I don't do queueing. By a bit of motioning that all I want is a stamp a local shoves me to near the front of a queue and a young lady further allows me to take her place for a quick stamp. Judging by the state of the post office, ...
... 45am ( quarter of an hour late) and missed the connecting flight to Adana ( where I was to meet the truck). Actually I was always going to miss it as the Istanbul - Adana flight left at 8.05. I had booked a total flight on the web ( Tel Aviv - Adana) but somehow their web site can't schedule properly. I tried to contact them in the days before the flight but just kept getting a standard reply - " we are looking into your query and will respond ...
... view. Gary ordered a Turkish speciality - a meat 'sorte' - and from the first bite the look on his face said it all, he was LOVING his food. From there we drove to Mersin. Cenk's family have a gorgeous apartment in a very smart estate right on the beach. The water wasn't as clean as we have become used to and the sand was kind of dirty but it was still nice to be by the sea. After a relax by the water and quick game of basket ball it was time to ...
... underwater hockey training session with the team from Adana, so I couldn't full indulge in the great food! It is probably also for the best considering my ever increasing waist line due to lack of exercise and good food :) I just hope Cenk makes it out to Sydney when I'm there so I can repay the hospitality that Luci and I were shown.
The underwater hockey ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility