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... taxi driver sorted it all out and we were on our way for the last three nights of our journey. The hotel is right on the water (the Aegean sea) and quite lovely. A boardwalk runs right along this foreshore and there are pedestrian malls everywhere; a truly walker friendly part of the world with restaurants and cafes lining the water. All very new with classy new shops and fabulous views no matter which way you look. On first impression a lovely ...
... interested to see them growing. Also as we drove Yusuf was talking about energy costs again, noted that coal is produced but it is not permitted for domestic use due to environmental issues, but goes straight to industry.
Retirement age in Turkey is 52 for men, 46 for women, can you believe it? There is a retirement payment, not huge but adequate. There’s an 8.2% unemployment rate in the country but that’s mainly in the industrial areas, ...
... through the rear window, imagining our bags becoming un-wedged and tumbling into the path of an oncoming bus.
The hotel was as bizarre as the taxi ride to get to it. Squeezed into a narrow street lined with greengrocers, butchers and sewing machine repair shops, the hotel entrance was crammed with unsuccessful pretensions to grandeur. Huge displays of fake flowers and vines, all with a thin film of dust, greeted us, and ornate white couches stood guard in the ...
... another suprise.
When I was walking with the Syrians we have stopped in the coast caffe for a tee and sheesha (water pipe), here called Nargile. While smoking it, some guy from America asked us if he can make us a photo - default theme: three turkish men during a traditional sheesha time. We have laughed and introduced ourselves but we have agreed anyway - the American made his photo and has gone satisfied. :)
The another suprise, or - more correctly - ...
... 8211; I had Turkish pizza and a freshly baked sesame bun (very popular here) with cheese and tomato, plus the most moist, gooey, delicious brownie I’ve ever eaten (it was amazing – trust me)! We stopped at a second place for Murray’s lunch, a large doner kebab stand. He had a doner kebab in pita with all the trimmings, plus a sesame bun baked with cheese and herbs in the middle.
When lunch was over, we finished walking through the ...