Safranbolu, UNESCO city

Safranbolu, Turkey

It’s cold here! And the hotel owner tells us it might snow tomorrow! Luckily when we arrived the sun was shining and we were able to spend the afternoon wandering the cobblestoned streets of this very old heritage-listed town. That was after a tasty lunch of dolmates and kebbe. The Turkish delight comes in assorted flavours, had to buy a little pack with mint, rose and nut flavoured varieties to sample! The buildings are just amazing, many look ready to topple from their rocky perches. The mosques and baths with domed roofs are gorgeous and we also visited a restored caravanserai, an overnight stop along the ancient Silk Road. We are staying in an old Ottoman house, the woodwork and furnishings are just beautiful. The owner brings us coffee and cake whenever we return from a walk, and the breakfast she served us this morning was splendid…jams, cheeses, olives, nuts, breads, fruit, salads and of course tea. So many delicious foods to taste…we are working our way through the choices!

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