Saturday, July 30, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Click on the pictures for a bigger image. Who has the more spectacular display of wild flowers, Greece or Turkey. I thought the wild flowers in the Peloponnese was spectacular till I went to Eastern Turkey. Turkey wins, hands down. The reason being there are more wide open spaces so the wild flowers grow unimpeded and form a bigger and hence a more spectacular display. The red wild anemones are only found in the Peloponnese and they are so pretty. April is the best time for wild flowers in the Peloponnese while June is the best in Kars, Turkey.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
It's late afternoon when we got into Kars. It's a border town and very provincial. They've never seen Asians before and everywhere we went they want our picture. They get disappointed when we tell them we're from the US. They liked it when we say we're from China. We didn't even go to the otogar but was dropped in the middle of town. A taxi brought us to our hotel and agreed to take us to Ani the next day.