Karadeniz (Black Sea) coast


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May 3rd 2007
Published: May 3rd 2007
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It's time to give you some updates about my further way... I am in Hopa, a small city on the shore of the black Sea coast (Karadeniz) and ready to leave for Georgia. After I spent some delightful days in Sinop with exploring the beaches, eating great fish meals, discussing with old fishermen about the laic republic of Turkey and even seeing dolphins hunting, I decided to continue my journey. Aft... Read Full Entry



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Serkan, his colleagues and meSerkan, his colleagues and me
Serkan, his colleagues and me

Serkan stands next to me
stairs to the Sümela monasterystairs to the Sümela monastery
stairs to the Sümela monastery

like climbing up to an eagle's nest
inside the monasteryinside the monastery
inside the monastery

it's abandoned since 1923
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monastery detail III

view over the roofs on the mountain range on the other side of the valley
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monastery detail IV

inside the rock church, which is covered with frescos from ancient times (the monastery was founded in the 14th century)
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monastery detail V

ceiling fresco
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monastery detail VIII

influence of Ottoman architecture
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monastery detail X

inside the courtyard
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monastery detail XI

inside the courtyard
crazy kidscrazy kids
crazy kids

speeding maniacs....



11th May 2007

reasonable hitchhiking
it's good u rest always intelligent hithchiking. trusting people to a certain limit. i should really learn it before doing long-distance trips. good luck :)
11th May 2007

Black sea
You meet very strange people on your way. Very special this turkish guy... It is better to meet dolphin (they do not sell drugs at least). And the "fast and furious" episode was very funny. But when I read this, I think it is easier to hitchike only in switzerland.
16th May 2007

I just love your pictures. You make me dream.

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