Monday, September 22, 2008

16-17 September – Silk Road, Turkey

We will be following the Silk Road on and off during our journey to the east. During the 13th century, the Seljuk sultans built staging posts for the camel caravans which passed through Anatolia. The posts were built roughly a day’s travel apart (20-30 km). In Sultanhani, the largest such resting house is very impressive. It measures 40 by 80 meters and inside you can almost smell the camels of times past.

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