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... ran into a couple from Hawaii. I had a very interesting conversation in Istanbul with a young woman dentist who is Kurdish from Iraq. Yesterday I had another interesting conversation with a Kurdish man who spent several years in Iraq with the American army as an interpreter. Always so interesting to hear other peoples stories from around the world and seeing that they are like us in many more ways than they are ...
... a great day! We started at a local deli where the family had been farming water buffalo since 1915. Their buffalo cream with honey (Bal Kaymak) was to die for! We then moved on to another deli to taste Kunefi ( my all time favourite) angel pasta baked with goats cheese. Our next stop was for a mezzo plate of Borek (red pepper, onion, spinach) stuffed zucchini flower and stuffed muscles which Gonja serving each of us like babies feeding! Onwards ...
... where we don't always encounter crowds of people! How lucky we are to have her as our guide!
This is the longest day on the road and we travelled first to Ankara, which is the National Capital of Turkey. We were to see the mausoleum of Ataturk, the father of modern Turkey, but it was not to be, due to the monument being closed. However, I found a picture of it to show you.
We did learn from Devrim about Mustafa Kemal who ...
3rd May. Saturday.
We went down to the basement breakfast early to get the day started. Zach had a few more of his Nutella cones!
I wanted to take Zach (and Zane) to the Rahmi Koc Museum, because the boy loves to see how things work and loves museums in general! I thought why not take a Golden Horn Ferry to get to the museum as it is located on the opposite bank of the Golden Horn. In preparation, I googled the Golden ...
... to the Asian part of Turkey. So, as it turns out, Turkey is split by a river that runs through Istanbul and one side is Europe, the other is Asia. The evening was spent packing. On Sunday, Julie and I discovered that it IS possible to have too many kebabs. I think I may have had at least eight while I was there. Don’t judge me, at ANZAC Cove my two options were kebabs or a cheese sandwich. Come on. Julie and I left Jessie to continue ...