Day 8: around Mersin

Trip Start Mar 17, 2010
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Trip End Apr 15, 2010


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Flag of Turkey  , Turkish Mediterranean Coast,
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I woke up around 9am and felt quite fit. Put on my contact lenses and was eager to get out. Which Ahmet and I did, heading for a seaside breakfast first. Later we went towards Tarsus and the Cilician Gates which we discovered on a small winding road. At its beginning, we followed road sings towards the Roman road which turned out to be a good choice: the Roman road is in quite good condition and it was nice to see. On our way back to the main road Saksouki almost drove over a huge turtle which tried to make its way across the road. I could not resist taking a photo. Further up in the mountains, we visited a small castle which you would normally only see from the motorway far below. The castle itself was not a big deal, but the way up with its wonderful landscape certainly was. Seeing the snow covered mountain tops in the distance was the highlight of the day.

In the evening we went to a restaurant called Sabah which claims to have been established in 997. Seems to have been a spelling mistake though.
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