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... till we found ourselves in the streets where all the markets are. These guys just sell pretty much everything - but the Turkish delight was by far the favourite. It's nothing like the ones we have back home. Nothing! Obviously it was traditional Turkish delight, that's what I am loving about this trip. Experiencing the cultures and traditional food, minus a KFC here and there.
Alright, so much has happened in the last 24 hours, I don't think I will be able to get it all in today's blog. But tomorrow is a travel day, at least the first part of it is, so I should be able to get it all written while I wait at the airport. So, although I have been living in a four bed dorm in a hostel, there has been no one in my room in the first two days. The downside was that I didn't meet anyone as such. But considering I have never stayed in dorm, much less shared ...
... where the staff shake my hand on arrival and always keep me loaded up with fresh coals. A solid hour and apple tea later I left in higher spirits.
I still have two more days in this city, again with no real plans. I'll probably end up back at the shisha place, catch up on reading and maybe get around to uploading photos for those blogs from Egypt. There's a constant tension when travelling between the urge to be out ...
... A.K.A: the parents).
Today I went to a Turkish bath. It was amazing! First, we had strip down to our bikinis, and we laid down on a heated marble sauna-platform. Them we would get bathed with a sudsy-soapy shampoo and lotion. They would rub your skin and get the dead skin. By the time it was time to wash off, I was practically Sandman (but with dead skin). Then, when you were finished, you would relax and have some beverages . When I did it, I was in heaven forever!!!!!!!!! ...
... structure overlooking the strait, it has now been converted into a nice little tourist destination, with info on its history of the many battles it saw back in its early years. The Fort has tours which run giving tourists history of what it was used for, what happened in its walls and takes you around much of the area. The tour of the fort took around 1 and a half ...