Monday, April 28, 2008

Weekend at Abant Lake

Evren surprised me with a weekend at Abant Lake in Bolu Province -- halfway between Istanbul and Ankara. Abant is a lovely freshwater lake tucked away up in the mountains among dense stands of pine. There is a trail that wraps all the way around the lake and several trails that can take you up to the surrounding peaks. If you don't feel like hiking you can also take a horse carriage or rent a horse to take you around the lake.

Evren on the walkway over the bog.

A rickety bridge spanning a creek near Abant.

Water wheel on the edge of town.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos, Looks amazing.

Golcuk said...

really great photos, when you visit there you should to see golcuk lake also , pls check the link on my name.