It is my goal at advertureordu.com to visit and highlight each of the towns and counties of Ordu. A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to travel to the nearby town of Ulubey, which translates as Great Ruler. It’s only about 20 km (or 13 mi) from home so its quite easy to get to on the Ordu Sivas Highway. While taking my morning walk I noticed a strange looking mountain to the south. The shape is rather unique like that of an upside-down cone. I did a little research and the name of the mountain is Şuayip Tepesi, or “This is rude” Mountain. The mountain is essentially on the border between the county of Ordu and the county of Ulubey. I decided to go and learn why it’s so rude.
To learn more about Ulubey, please check out our “Ulubey” webpage under “Counties of Ordu” found under “About Ordu” menu heading. Or click Here.
Unfortunately I did figure out the source of the name, however I was pleased to discover a nice little town in the foothills of the Canik Mountains. I had an opportunity to walk around the town and take a few pictures. Afterwards I enjoyed a huge “homemade” lunch at a placed called Food World, or Yemek Dünyası. For only 8 turkish lira, about $3.25, I got more food than I could possible eat including: eggplant meatball casserole, rice with a baked beans, a loaf of bread, and a dessert. It was crowded, which is usually a good sign, and because of the crowd the seating was family style. It’s a great way to meet people, but also I could tell people were a little worried I might sit at there table. But no one wants to be rude.