Favorite thing: Walking around in Amasra I was surprised to see so many cats. They are everywhere and while taking this picture I could see even two more on the street behind. Sometimes they come to the cafes and restaurants in hope to get some thing to eat but the staff chases them away.
Favorite thing: A visit to Amasra would not be complete unless you have lunch or dinner (preferably dinner) in one of the fish restaurants, try the fish of the day (my suggestion would be "hamsi", the little fish of the Black Sea) and the piece-of-art "Amasra salad". There are many places in Ankara claim to make Amasra salad but it should be eaten in Amasra.
When you walk around Amasra, you will see his pictures everywhere. Now they even have a statue of him. A street and a park were named after him.
Baris Akarsu was a young man from Amasra who participated in Turkish version of "Pop Star" and won the competition. He became the local pride of the town and after his success, Amasra became a more popular place. He was said to be one of the best rock singers of the last decade in Turkey. He died in a tragic car crash few years ago.