Since my hike through Turkey to Georgia followed a route that straddled the Black Sea, Ordu was another port city on the Black Sea coast that we passed through. The only landmark visible from the road while driving through was the Boztepe Hill.
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173 Kms from Ordu
A port city along the coast of the Black Sea, Samsun is located between two rivers, Kizilirmak (the Red River) and the Yesilirmak (the Green River), both of which were crossed during my drive through Samsun. The River Mert, which meets the sea in Samsun, was another river we crossed.
206 Kms from Ordu
Perhaps the last large port city of Turkey before entering into Georgia, Trabzon was also a point on the ancient trading route - the Silk Route. Passing through it, we left almost all of Turkey behind as we inched ever closer to Georgia.