We arrived in Trabzon on a misty morning.
Several organized tours were leaving the ship. Instead we elected to take the free shuttle bus up to the town center and just wander around. I am not much for organized tours on the best of days. Since this is a regular city, businesses, industry and ugly buildings overwhelming the grace of its location – organized tour seemed a bit specious.
Just walking around was wonderful. Signage was good, if we had wanted to see some sites they could have been found. Instead, we wandered through the alleys and byways of the Souks. Typical of this area of the world, shops were clumped together that sold similar merchandise.
There was yarn –
There was the makings for this –
And there were gardens tucked in every corner and under bridges –
We had only half a day. A bit of yarn (never did find any that was not acrylic) and the makings for slippers jumped into my bag for a sail out of the country.