RUN FOR THE HILLS

Snow- c apped monas­ter­ies hang­ing of f sheer rock faces, un­du­lat­ing te a fields and aqua­ma­rine lake s spe ak of many dif fer­ent cor­ners of the world, but in Tur­key, they c an all be found in one place : the Black Se a Re­gion

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Far away from the hum of Is­tan­bul DQG WKH VXQ EHDWHQ 0HGLWHUUDQHDQ coast­lines is Tur­key’s Black Sea Re­gion. In­stead of throng­ing mar­ket squares RU VKLPPHULQJ D]XUH VHDV KHUH \RX¶OO ¿QG dust­ings of snow on moody grey cliffs, deep JUHHQ WHD ¿HOGV DQG DXWXPQDO VKDGHV RI auburn and am­ber in the re­gion’s hilly forests. The cos­mopoli­tan cities of Trab­zon and Rize lie on the coast, and make for ab­sorb­ing des­ti­na­tions in them­selves. Use them as a spring­board for the hills and moun­tains to their south, how­ever, and you’ll wit­ness D FDSWLYDWLQJ OLWWOH VHHQ VLGH WR 7XUNH\

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