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Travel Blogs from Silifke
... to pull over for an early lunch.
We left the highway and stopped at the only 'shop' in a village. ‘Sale of Foodstuffs’ would have just about summed it up but it had fresh (too fresh to cut) bread, cheese and a very odd soft sausage, which was very tasty but I have no idea what I ate! The girl who served us had no English, of course, but was very nice, although I thought I could hear a banjo playing ...
I stayed in Istanbul for six nights. The three with Gayle, as expected, went by in a wonderful flash. Home to 15 million people the great city straddles the meeting points of Europe and Asia. Sitting in a cafe i wrote in my diary: a humungous boiling pot of stirring mayhem. A mass of twisting streets crammed with weaving people, every spare inch used to sell something. Unavoidable stall owners offering 'special price', spicy smells coming from kebab ...
... us, they really were. On Cyprus there are lots of Turks as well but we didn't experience anything near what happens here in Turkey and what already happened that first day.
As we were passing a small shop selling olives and oranges we were ordered to stop and eat some oranges, some more were given to eat during the day.
We had lunch at a sunny spot overlooking the valley, eating bread, cheese and oranges :-)
At the end of the ...
The following day we visited Tarsus, notable as the birthplace of St. Paul, one of the 12 apostles,--as well as the home of Mark Antony and Cleopatra in the first century BC. The drive from Adana was a relatively short one. As we entered the city we stopped momentarily for a look at Tarsus waterfall on the Berdan River. This would be a cute spot for a picnic. ...
... Age people (theirs was only a Bronze culture). This was a summer retreat for the Hittite kings. We entered by one lion gate & exited by another. Wonderful relief carvings, made even more powerful by the setting. They spoke to us clearly across 3 millenia - musicians & warriors, sacrificial bull, a boat with oarsmen, a mother suckling a child beneath a tree, the Sun God looking reminiscent of scary dreams. The small museum held other treasures - a tree ...
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