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... is a small town on the end of the peninsula. I was met by my host who took me to a beautiful farm just outside the main town. Turkey is exceptionally dry and they have few days of rainfall each year; the temperatures can be extremely high. I only arrived at the end of August, but even then temperatures peaked at 43 degrees!
Datca is a beautiful place, but very small and hidden from the main tourists who generally go ...
... fantastic place to visit.
One of the best things about Bodrum is the fascinating underwater discovery museum, housed in a castle overlooking the blue waters. In this museum, we were treated to viewing artifacts from Greek shipwrecks from 500 years BC and onward. There were many clay amphoras (vessel used for transporting a variety of liquids), as well as jewellery, glass, dishware and coins. We were enthralled while looking at these amazing finds, as ...
... Empire until captured by Alexander the Great at the siege of Halicarnassus in 334 BC.
In the afternoon we visited the Bodrum Fort and Bodrum Underwater Archaeology Museum which is full of amphoras (clay vessels for storage) and glassware that was recovered from various wrecks discovered off the Bodrum Peninsula from the early 1960s. Some of the glassware including beautifully coloured small bottles is ...
... we passed through some mountains and got closer to the coast the towns became more prosperous with huge resorts at the entrance to Bodrum which is a big tourist town. It's pretty empty at the moment and we are the only people at the small boutique hotel where we are staying.
The temperature is about 18 degrees and it looks stormy tonight!
... Despite choking on the bill, the meal was delicious. We found a hookah bar, and tried their recommendation: it tasted like apple. There are no other effects of this practice (thankfully), and I am a little unclear on what the appeal is. The novelty as a Turkish experience was worth it though, and generated some humorous photos of me and Annie in a cloud of apple-smelling smoke.