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... Makes our 6 month adventure look a little insignificant!) A modern ferry from Eceabat took us across the narrow channel to Canakkale and from there it was a short trip to the ruined city of Troy. Please note, the wooden Trojan horse in the photos is not a true replica! (I'm sure they didn't have windows for photo opportunities in the original!). The archeological excavations at Troy are ...
Since arriving, we have eaten all kinds of Turkish food. All of it has been delicious and plentiful. Some observations:
- We always hear that food portions in America are extremely large. We’ve got nothing on the Turks. Every meal is enormous.
- The Turks don’t have a lot of fancy names for their food. When you see something that looks interesting, you get answers like “that is meat, this is vegetables.”
- It is not always assumed that ...
... me which is a beautiful area of ports and restaurants lining the sea. Everyone was blown away by the views. We were on the water yet there was huge mountains behind us. The weather was great that day too so of course we stopped to take a lot of pictures. Just looking at the water and being right there was a cool experience. Once we finished taking in the views, we walked up the road a ways until we got to Oscar's favorite ice cream place. One of ...
... for the day before running into the water. I then followed this all the way up to the Golden Horn.
This walk took ages, as I was looking for a view of the Horn but couldn't find one. At least I got a good shot in the end and for to watch some young Turkish soccer players go at it.
By the time I got back into the centre of Istanbul, I was exhausted and needed a quick break. So I headed back to the hostel, through the intense spice markets (and getting lost on the way) ...
... bus ride to Pamukkale was 3 hours, and first stop of the day, was a shop where they made quartz and marble souvenirs (flashback of Bali, anyone?) The next stop was lunch at a little place just outside of the town, where we met an Australian couple from Sydney, and a lone traveller called Michelle from Melbourne. These guys were pretty cool, and we ended up having great chats with them about Turkey and other randomness. Next we were at the crossroads ...