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... to do several pages of maths homework each, and they made friends with a lovely baby sitting behind them. On a technology note, the two couldn't-live-without-them devices we have brought along are the extra battery pack ($39 from GrabOne) which charges my iPhone and a couple of iPads nearly full on one charge, and the TEP which gives us out very own internet connections wherever we go - ...
Today we travelled from Canakkale to Izmir visiting Troy and Pergamon. We had a Be Our Guest lunch in a small village cooked and prepared by the locals. I didn't eat most of it as it was very Turkish! Our host was a lovely old Turkish lady who could not speak a word of English. She was very cute and kept dishing up plate after plate of food. Still very hot at 34c at 5pm. Looking forward to a cool shower and a cold ...
... and was helping the staff with food translation. After lunch we spent a long time in the kitchen identifying Turkish dishes and dreaming up appropriate sounding lines for the menu, which is tricky when there is no English for the item. "Special Turkish Sweet" was for a very sweet pudding made of what seemed to be a kind of Halwa (boiled sugar) and blended with milk.... We also tasted quite a lot and after a huge lunch we are now back in the garden ...
Today we visited Pergamon, an ancient city with a magnificent Acropolis where I the library is located. It is said that parchement from animals skins he were developed here in response to the library of Alexandria stopping exports of papyrus. The Acropolis has the remains of a temple to Trajian and a very steep large capacity theater, and a grand view of the valley with the modern city and fertile lands. The remains of ...
Today we are traveling from Izmir through Bergama to Canakkale.
Bergama is the modern city that sits below the ruins of the ancient city of Pergamum. At one time Pergamum, a Hellenistic kingdom, was more important than Ephesus. Pergamum was a big administrative center with large imperial buildings before Ephesus became one after Augustus.
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