Alpine forests? Tea plantations? Billions of hazelnuts? World’s oldest cherry orchards?
Turkey’s Black Sea coast issurprising in many ways.
The sky isoften grey but the land is greenfrom plentiful rain. Fat dairy cattle munch lush grass and produce the country’s best milk and butter. Fresh sardines are a delicacy.
The Black Sea coast is never crowdedbecause cloud is more common than sun, the sea water is chilly, and most of the townsare sprawling masses of concrete with only scarce traces of ancient times.
But that’s fine for the adventurous types who come here for a few days to get off the beaten track and to enjoy the lush greeneryof the mountain slopes.