Imren Lokum Konak Boutique Hotel
Travel Blogs from Safranbolu
... well behaved.
Waiting in Vain (for the sun)
Today, we waited in vain for the clouds to lift and worked for a while on updating the journal and blog.
Visit to the Caravanserai (Cinci Hani Hotel)
At close to 11:00, we started out towards the little mosque with wooden minaret and followed the creek back to town. We got hit by a down poor and made a mad-dash for ...
... we had to try some. I was expecting it to be horrible as I don't usually like turkish delight, but this I actually liked because it had a different texture and had nuts in. We all bought some sweets to take back with us. There were also other old shops which sold hand made jewellery, lamps and model ottoman style houses. I bought a ottoman house candle holder!
It started to get dark at around 4:30 so we took the bus back to Ankara.
... indicated as a waterfall. More like a local stream with an old mill but was now a cafe. It appeared that there was also a small power plant using the stream flow. Many of the buildings in the town are in their original condition and are need of restoration. Just down from our hotel is a building which was just sold and we talked to the new owner who plans to convert it into a boutique hotel and likely a place to stay for his family when they visit. He is ...
... hundreds of houses and mansions. Our hotel is a renovated 250 year old mansion which has all the modern amenities. Much of the original has been preserved so you have to remove your shoes when entering the building. There is a very pleasant patio which we are sitting in at the moment. We walked into the old city this afternoon and the various markets. the city is in fact named after a particular variety ...
... delights. Local guide ignored them, asked us to follow him quickly. Then he could tell us what direction to see and where to get back to the hotel. Old man and couple wanted to know. He gave them directions. I knew I'm not this confident with his direction details. So I stayed with him and the group leader, having lunch at nearby restaurant.
Ordered lunch, cay then saffron tea. People watching, cat watching then wind blew in. Didn't faze us. I asked where is the best ...