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... playground all the while peppering Cengiz with questions about Islam. As they run and play and question and climb, I seek shade. Part of my request to him sometime ago was that I would love our host to teach our family about Islam. Although we all know Muslims, to people like me there are misunderstandings and misconceptions. Our host patiently answered every question we ask. Simply another exercise in the teaching our children of the various perspectives out there, ...
... is also a distinct smell of tobacco in the air, as most people here seem to smoke. I spent an hour walking before heading to a place for dinner. So, I decided to get a beer and just people watch. Luckily, the cafe/bar had wifi, and I could chat with one of my friends. Its when you are in midst of such crowded places, that is when you feel the most alone. So, I was glad for that brief break from being by myself. After dinner, I took my second round of the street. This time ...
After a very long series of flights (Sydney-Melbourne-Kuala Lumpur-Dubai-Istanbul) we finally arrived Monday evening...which was actually 2am Tuesday Sydney time...so we had a quick walk around the cobbled streets, a couple of duty free gins and juice (no tonic in sight) and dropped into bed at our lovely little hotel overlooking the Sea of Marmara. Breakfast was an array of ...
... and Muslims were fighting over it, so he found a solution. There were people everywhere on the streets. It is a huge city. I would love to come back. There is lots of fishing here. It was 8 p.m. on a Sunday, and men and women had their fishing poles in the Bosphorus. It looked like fun. Everyone was also eating in brightly lit cafes. They eat late here. Well, I am back in the airport safe and sound…… Tomorrow, ...
... Ephesus - so looking forward to it. Steve is so excited about going there - the highlight of his trip. Till then hope you are all well and happy!
Arrived in the port of Kusadasi, the gateway to Ephesus.
We were met on the pier by our tour guide who was holding up a notice with our name on it.
He directed us to a mini bus with a driver where we were the sole guests. Driving through the town he introduced himself and gave us some of his personal history about ...