#promenade around #Turkey

I’m thinking from where to begin. I really do not know if I did not move here I would be closer to my high school friends or not. Last year in August I moved out and rented a flat around Kartal. So I am near a few of my high school friends since then. At the beginning of this year one of the friends mentioned a tour to Tbilisi offered by Jolly Tour travel agency. We checked out the tour info and decided that it worth to pay for it. We did pay 🙂 with monthly payments we are still paying for it.

Let me tell you which cities I was bale to see; #Amasya#Tokat – #Sivas – #Erzurum#Erzincan#Kars – #Artvin#Ardahan – #Batum#Tiflis#Rize #Trabzon #Giresun#Ordu#Samsun .. in total of 15 cities..


Our bus came in to Kartal around 11:30pm at 27th of June. With my friend Şefika we moved in to bus. We were so excited..

Now I need to cook 🙂 So I’m taking a break on writing..

Returned back to writing..

Meantime If you wonder about my cooking, you can visit W8:30TR – which means Wednesday 8:30pm #Turkey.

Let’s continue..

Here we were at İzmit first..


Oh! rain!! I began to pray that the next morning there would be no rain since we would be at Amasya and visiting the city. We stopped by İzmit Otogar to take a few more people into bus.

At the photo in the middle at last row you can see our bus:) Now let me show you the road we took on the map.


After 10-15 minutes break we were on the road again..

I’m taking another break on writing now. Hehe:) I caught cold 🙁 I’m sneezing!!

I will continue to write tomorrow, after doing some household jobs 🙂

So, keep reading!.

Let me continue tonight, yes all jobs being done already.


Here we were in the Bolu tunnel (on map ,on wiki) I realized it was about 2:30 in the morning, so I needed to have some sleep. My next photo was at 4:43 am. so I was able to sleep two hours or so.. And the darkness of the night slowly was going away..

And around 5:00 am sun light was slowly showing up.. And it was time for breakfast at Ilgaz.. so we stopped by the rest area (on map

Something went wrong while writing.. Saving it at that point.

After having breakfast we moved again towards #Amasya. I forgot to mention, all of those mountains at the area called as Ilgaz mountains


And sun began to show self. Mean time we were slowly coming to Tosya.

Well, it is late at the moment and I’m taking a break till tomorrow..

Good night.

Let’s continue..

We were just passed Akbük and moved towards Tosya



Time to time there were some constructions going on on the road..

 And sometimes we faced with beautiful views. Let me remind you that I was taking those photos from the window of the bus. so there were kind of blur.

Taking some break here! I want to visit mom..

Good evening!

Lets continue tonight! (July 10, 2014)

Last night I gave a gift to her.

I know that by the first night I was going to have too many photos, but this was first time for me to see around those places in my country. So I took as many photos as possible. May be I will do some slideshows or videos too later on. 


I found out that is not so easy to take photos from the bus which was moving 90 km per hour.

I tried PowerPoint for the slideshow and the result was not I expected. So I made out a short video 🙂 this time..

Preparing a gif is easy and good, but without  music it is no funeral. I will try to find a nice Black Sea music and use that..

And we were moving towards Çaykapı. And we kept moving and I watched the sun in the morning..It was awesome to watch sun rise while on the bus. hehe:) I was not driving at the end:)

A few days ago I checked this article from my phone, let me tell you that layout was not nice.. From internet it is not so bad to view all.


We were moving through to a stop to have breakfast.We were at Irmak Dinlenme Tesisleri for breakfast. They have two sitting area. I first went to open area near the road. I saw a small barrack and some tea settings in front. I saw a men just opened the door of the barrack and asked if he could have some tea. Meantime I was hearing birds. There were many birds, mostly sparrow. Guy said tea was not ready yet and he was going to make it. So I sat just a small while to listen the birds and walked back to other sitting area and had my tea there with lots of noise coming from buses 🙁  Maybe in the video on the link of Irmak Dinlenme Tesisleri  you would not realize it, but there were a small fountain with an elephant at the corner; There were no water in the fountain.


After resting a while we moved again..

Well sorry there were not much to say, many were sleeping on the bus:) and I was taking photos from the window..

#Amasya is going to be our first city to visit..

It is late again!

Good night!

Oya Şanlı

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