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... the restaurant we should have gone to the night before. The food was delicious - green beans stewed in tomatoes, white beans stewed into tomatoes, rice and tomato and cucumber salad. Simple, but delicious.
We went back towards the cafe from the night before which is close to the lighthouse of Sile. We walked around the park there, taking photos. We were hot. We didn't want to go back to the ocean and get sandy and salty before heading back ...
... in my life. The sun took on a deep crimson hue as it sank between the velvety green forested mountains, the sky took on a dark vermillion tone, then the deep purple of night closed in upon us rapidly. And then, more gravel. Yeesh.
We were starting to regret it again when we entered the small town of Göynük, a picturesque mountain village that looked more Alpine than Turkish in nature. The road took us straight through the town centre, with quaint cornerstore ...
... about the placement of our tent (too close to the other tents, too close to the toilet, not in the shade, etc etc, we set up in a likely spot, and magically the guitar and the flute appeared, two rugs came out of nowhere, the lights were turned on, and we were sitting under the white leaves of the olive trees, not speaking much, but having a good time. Christina probably got a mild case of sun-stroke, and was not feeling too good. I enjoyed the night, despite not ...
... across the street from the enclosed Hagia Sophia at a restaurant for some, finally, late afternoon food. One last thing as I was trying to leave town gave me a chuckle. At the Bursa Gate of the wall it looked like a good place to wait the dolmuş, rather than walking back in to the otogar. There was on the sidewalk a large, well padded easy chair, albeit with no seat cushion. I thought someone had just put it out there as a "bus stop" seat. There was a man ...
... is just spectacular. It is an art-deco architecture museum of engravings and prints from the 18th and 19th century colonial period. While there, we had a guided tour of the collection by the curator, who explained the many objects on display. John was especially interested in the fine collection of campaign medals located in the bars. Just walking the halls of the Imperial is a visual lesson in the colonial life of both the ...