Friday, July 9, 2010

BLACK SEA PART 5: SINOP (TURKEY)

Note: Oops. I meant to hit "Save" but hit "Publish" instead. I don't know how to take that back, so you're getting Part 5 before Part 4.
Sinop is the most northern city in Turkey. There wasn't a tour that appealed to us, and Bob was feeling a bit under the weather, so we spent the day walking up and down the hilly streets. Sinop's Main Claim to Fame is that it is the birthplace of the Greek philosopher Diogenes.
Sinop has some well-preserved ancient city walls:
We had a good time wandering through its huge, bountiful market. It really felt like we were in the Land of Milk and Honey:

When we first walked by these bunnies there were seven; later, there were only four. Somebody in Sinop had some good stew that night.

These are the only other people on the ship who were our age, Mark and Pat. (Did I mention the average age on this cruise was about 75?) We developed a nice friendship, and their previous experiences with cruises helped us to learn the ropes. Mark is a professor at Clemson and Pat is an attorney, so we had a few things in common.

I loved this window display:
A window display of a different kind--newly washed rugs hung out to dry:
Back to our little rowboat to be rocked to sleep:

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like you had a great time walking around. Sometimes it's nice to take a break from always being in a driven vehicle. Great rowboat you've got there!

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