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This morning, we left Istanbul. The flight out was only about an hour, which was nice. When we landed, we met our tour guide and went to see two towns. The first town we visited was right on the Aegean. It's apparently windy there all the time, except when we were there. Because of that, it's a good place for windsurfing in the summer and harnessing wind power all year round. It's definitely a lot smaller than Istanbul, ...
... their success and how the son hopes to expand for this father, the founder of the business. The grandson was a toddler and was learning both Turkish and English. He sang for us twinkle twinkle little star and hands, shoulders, knees, and toes in English. The choir then got up and we sang "The Lord Bless You and Keep You" in the ice cream shop. They seemed so appreciative of us singing for them. Overall it was a beautiful seeing the not-so-tourist spots of ...
... the hall/museum was incredible. Walls lined with mosaics and paintings, was sensational.
By now, the sun had set, and after a recommendation from another traveller, I crossed one I the cities bridges into Istanbul CBD. The main shopping street was buzzing, as it was a Saturday night. This led up to Gelata Tower (completed on by birthday in 1453) and main square (where all the riots took place a couple of months ago). I can now appreciate why this city was named the ...
... wasn't!! So after a very unsatisfactory meal, we wandered about a bit and ran into the shop owners of the place where Andrew got his knife. They invited us to sit with them out the front of their shop for apple tea and a chat, and we gladly accepted:) We ended up sitting there and talking with them for awhile, topics ranging from the govt of Turkey, political differences between countries, Turkish customs and surprisingly what women who wear the Burka ...
... and simple tucked away tombs like this one (lower right).
There was a large Jewish population in this area, and the graveyard was not segregated in any way. Notice the menorah type symbol carved into the stone on this tomb.
Some of the tombs were for a specific purpose. I put together this very short descriptive video of the Tomb of the Gladiators. I hope you enjoy ...