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... up and potholed in others. There were tight twisties and fast open corners, pretty much everything in fact and we had a ball.
We stopped in the tiny little village of Karamanca along route 240 for some chai. The tea shop owner was very welcoming and got us sorted with the chai and a plate of fresh cherries. No English was spoken nor understood, but we got by with some German. Our host had worked in Dortmund and was ...
... we found our starting point. The weather was a little sketchy at the beginning and we ducked into an old stone church. Narthexes quickly became the topic on conversation and we later named a passing turtle Narthex. A delightful word not oft used.
At the end of the day we had all had a great hike with lovely views and a fish dinner by our hosts. Who could ask for more?
... We were then taken next door to a studio where they throw the pots. The artist, Mehmet Yildirim, was putting a fish design into a leather hard pot. Some of the pots in the shop were very large and we asked if they were poured or thrown. He indicated that they thrown and they would show us. So a young man who has been working in the studio since he was 6 or 7 and is now 30, started preparing the clay using a very large electric pug mill. Then began throwing pot from the hump. ...
Today we decided to visit all the small museums in the old part of town as they would be closed tomorrow. Our first stop was Tile and Ceramic Museum in a building that was the soup kitchen of a complex built by the last ruler of the Germiyan Principality next to the Great Mosque. Making ceramics started five thousand years ago in this area. The ceramics on display were beautiful with very intricate designs.
Also next to the Great Mosque is the ...
... carved out of meerschaum but the
carvings were so intricate it was crazy.
After we had seen everything worth seeing in the old town, we
walked down to the archaeological museum, which oddly had a hat exhibition that
day! After that we walked back to the old town to a restaurant that we had seen
earlier. Everyone in the restaurant was eating the same thing, which we guessed
was their speciality and it smelt ...
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