Travel Blogs from Guzelyurt
... the Kamloops and Caribou country. The town of Amasya is very picturesque with a river running through the town. The town has a long history dating back to 5500 BC. At on time it was the capital of the Persian-Pontus. It has seen occupation by Romans, the Byzantines and became a Turkish sovereignty in 1075. There are rock tombs carved into the hillside during the Hellenistic period. The hotel is a restoration from remaining ancient Ottoman ...
The next morning we had to get up at 4:10 a.m. for a 4:50 a.m. pickup -- yikes!! But it was so worth it. We were whisked ...
... Turkish style coffee. Tyler Helmuth suggested I try a cup from Mandabatmaz, a café known for it’s THICK coffee. While the coffee was thick and without a doubt the best Turkish coffee I’ve had, I still don’t think I’ll go back for another cup.
I’m writing this a day before we hit 6 months on the road, time flies when you’re having fun I guess.
Stay tuned for a surprise destination next!
Denny and ...
Arrive in ISHMIR..TURKEY this morning.
went on a conducted tour which lasted 5 hours.
resting for a short time before dinner.
luxurious cruising, divine food, great company, fabulous entertainment...this is the life !!
cheers to all ...
... is a photo of the Kizlar Monastery. There were rooms for monks, a kitchen, all the necessities of life. Also, this wasn't an enclave of men, but there were widowed women and children here as well. 'It takes a village'.
We went into many of the rock buildings (think caves) that did not have frescos so you could take photos. and here are some of the interior photos. Pretty amazing!