In the Munzur Mountains in eastern Turkey is the small town of Kemaliye, known in Ottoman times as Egin. It lies on the River Karasu, a tributary of the upper Euphrates, which over the ages formed a natural barrier between the states warring for supremacy in Anatolia. The valley of the Karasu, which in this region is largely rugged and rocky, here widens slightly, allowing the town a foothold. But the real source of life for the town is the spring of Kadigölü at the foot of the mountains. The streams fed by the spring wander all through the town, along the edge of the streets and beneath houses where they cool the larders; pour from fountains in gardens, courtyards and squares, occasionally forming pools and turning water mills; and lend their background music to the singing of birds. The earliest mention of the town in written records dates from the 11th century, when it is thought to have been founded. Continue reading
Necmi Kadioglu, the Mayor of Esenyurt, who assessed the project and the region at the City Center Esenyurt press conference, said, “Esenyurt is one of fastest developing regions of the last few years. Its investment share is continuously at the highest levels. There is a powerful urban transformation process being carried out in the region. We are renewing Esenyurt, which was almost fully comprised of illegal buildings, from top to toe. And with the City Center Esenyurt project, we have brought something new to Turkey. We are moving our public buildings, together with all of their fixtures, to the City Center Esenyurt project. In this way, we are re-establishing the center of the region. Such projects add value to Esenyurt. We always support these types of projects in our region.”
Armed with the proper clothes and bags, people can enjoy their vacations without any headaches. This practice makes it virtually impossible for the little guy to get a great deal booking a vacation. When one arrives at the destination, one is refreshed and stronger to face challenges along the way. You will enjoy traveling with them for sure and will have a gala time as these buses are air conditioned and they have recliner chairs in them. In case you are susceptible to movement sickness as a passenger in a automobile avoid a window Continue reading
Emozioni spericolate sulla Via della Seta
Kemaliye, in Turchia, è una piccola città di poco più di 2000 abitanti nell’Anatolia orientale, in provincia di Erzinjan, sulla riva destra dell’Eufrate. A monte e a valle della città il fiume scorre da Nord a Sud tra due invalicabili pareti di roccia alte fino a 500 metri, in una gola conosciuta come Karanlik Yarik, il “Canyon Buio”: il sole d’estate riesce a illuminarlo solo per un’ora al giorno. Il ponte di legno che attraversava il fiume rendeva la città un’importante tappa della Via della Seta.