[374]-[375] 2019-07-27~28 From Batumi to Turkey Erzurum

We stayed one day at Batumi, and moved to Turkey.

This diary of two days going to Turkey.

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1. Batumi is a resort city at Black Sea. This is the full view of Batumi.

We walked 14 km inside Batumi.

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2. The appearance of shore in the morning. The water looked clearer than yesterday.

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3.

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4. This is the view seen from protruding deck of the shore.

Out shelter is located at high-rise apartment in the left-hand side.

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5. We rode a tour boat.

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6.

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7.

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8. I met this lady at the tour boat.

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9. And we got on cable car going to the mountain.

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10. It took for us 20 minutes to get to the peak.

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12. I got off cable car.

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13. I decided to go down on foot. I looked at good scenery on my way down.

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14. I took a selfie with the youths I met at the village in the mountain.

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15. Scene of Batumi.

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16. Park street at seaside

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17. Modern building in resort area

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18. This building tried parody of White House.

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19. The sunset seen from the shelter

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20. Next day we moved to Turkey. Today’s destination is Erzurum which is 5 hours away by bus.

The altitude is about 1900 meters.

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21. I met mellow beauties of Georgia in the bus going to the border. They wished me successful pilgrimage.

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22. The public bus was going to the border. The bus fare was only 1 dollar which was very cheap.

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23. I met mother and daughter in the bus. The beautiful family wished me success of my pilgrimage.

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24.

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25.

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26. The trans-border procedure going from Georgia to Turkey was very fast.

The relations between two countries seem to be peaceful. The procedure was the fastest one I ever experienced.

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27. I met three brothers while I cross the border.

They were so kind that they gave us a car-ride to the bus terminal at Hopa which was 20 km away.

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28. On the way to Hopa

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29. Black Sea on Turkey side.

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30. Selfie with kind brothers

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31. Now we are going up to Erzurum by bus.

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32. A small city on the way to Erzurum

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33.

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34. I could see lakes in the rocky mountains.

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35. The characteristics of this area is rocky mountains.

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36. Without exception, people lived in green area.

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37.

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38.

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39. Rocky sceneries continued for almost 3 hours.

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40. At a restaurant of rest area, Prof. Lee got acquainted with the youths.

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41. The first thing I did when I arrived at Erzurum was to change usim chip.

I stopped by a store selling handphones.

The young workers recognized me as a Korean. I took a selfie we them.

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42. This is my new phone number which I will use at Turkey for two weeks.

When you call me from Korea, use the number +90 536 394 7435.

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43. Since the altitude of Erzurum is about 1900 meters, it is hot during day time.

People enjoy tea at shade.

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44. The population of Erzurum is about 400,000 people.

Fromt the ancient Roman days, there was a military base at this city.

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45. Public spring. It flows out cool and clear water.

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46. This is the area where our hotel is located.



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