Tag Archives: Sumela Monastery

Along the Black Sea Coast, Turkey

A quaint little town on the Black Sea Coast, Trabzon is an attractive town and the gateway to the Sumela Monastery and is full of hamsi, giant bread and extraordinarily warm people.

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Hamsi: Fish that rules the Black Sea

Two plates went straight to the floor at my feet. A saucer followed and then a few dozen spoons. I could have killed myself to save the embarrassment. What was it about a "musafir, Hindustani" that invited such calculated violence?

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Museum of Innocence – Istanbul

A visit to the Museum of Innocence is highly recommended - whether you are a fan of Orhan Pamuk or not. The Museum, named after the Nobel Prize winning book of the same name is in the Cukurcuma area (near Taksim) of Istanbul.

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