Friday, 14 August 2015

Road trip

Whilst in Turkey we had a road trip around the Black Sea region. This region extends across Northern Turkey. The greenery of this place is just unbelievable! The trip began at Giresun where we went to the remains of the Giresun Castle, which has an epic top view of Giresun. You can see how mountainous and green this place is through the photo below. The road that takes you along the region is by the sea so you always have an amazing view as you drive.

After leaving central Giresun, we then made our way to a place called 'Yayla' which is where the locals go for summer vacation. This particular 'Yayla' has so many hills and is very green-ever green. Even though it was summer, it was pretty cold and very foggy. 

The next city of the region we discovered was Trabzon. At Trabzon we wanted to see the Sumela Monastery. This place is hidden within the depths of the forest. However, not all of the monastery was open to public as it was under refurbishments though what we did see was incredible.

Here, the surrounding forest's beauty is enhanced by a river that flows so rapidly, I never knew that the flow of water could produce such a loud sound-much like a motorway. 

This place displays so much history and amazes the human mind with how they built such a infrustrature at the time with limited machinery and tools.The monastery was obviously flowing with tourists but also had a lot of locals. We even got to chat with a fellow Sydney resident visiting the monastery.

We then made our way to Trabzons's famous 'Uzun Gol' which simply means long river in Turkish.  This is the sort of place you see on post cards. See for yourselves, it was just amazing. Its vastly tourist based but there are locals too. We walked around this massive lake and the view from all angles were breath taking. Much like the 'Yayla' it was cold here compared to other areas of the Black Sea.

These were the highlights of our road trip, we did make other short stops along the way. The few days  I spent on this trip have enabled me to make so many happy memories.
Hope you enjoyed looking at my road trip through my eyes.
Figen xx 

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