By the time you read this the village wing, plus two friends out from the UK on holiday, will be in Trabzon, having flown there from Antalya.

The plan is to spend three nights in Trabzon visiting various places in the area during the day time. Then catch the bus from Trabzon to Batumi in Georgia – a mere three hour ride, and no visa required to enter Georgia.

Three nights in Batumi then back to Trabzon for a final night in the north east before flying back to Antalya the next day – and catching the bus home.

We’ll be reporting on our travels so, if you are interested in the far north eastern corner of Turkey, or the neighbouring country of Georgia, keep logging on to read our dispatches.