It came as something of a surprise when so many Turkish friends, mostly from Istanbul, warned me off travels to this area. “It’s not safe, you’ll end up at the bottom of the Black Sea!” Luckily, I love a challenge. And I’ve also learned (eventually!) to follow my own gut instincts in life. In … [Read more...] about Western Black Sea – independent travel?
Western Black Sea
Turkish acquaintances from Istanbul raised their eyebrows quizzically when I told them of my impending journey to Kdz. Ereğli. “Gerçekten? Why would you go there? Nothing to see, an ugly, coal-mining, steel-manufacturing town. It’s dangerous for you, they don’t like outsiders.” They were wrong. … [Read more...] about Kdz Ereğli – pure Black Sea gold