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... Drove to Sirince for a walk around a Mediaeval village known for its wine making- tasted merlot & Sauvignon Blanc, different to what we are used to. Fruit wines of many sorts are a speciality. Pomegranate juice was the health hit that day- tart to say the least but great once you got into it.
After dinner we went to the top floor of the hotel for views of the lights of Izmir- the colours & twinkling were like crystals. ...
... and biking. Pay-by-the-hour bicycles were available in numerous places. The grass was lush everyone was taking the time to enjoy it. In the two days we were there we spent a large amount of time wandering the promenade and enjoying the little eateries, bars, and coffee shops. Ducking in to get out of the rain we also enjoyed their Ethnography Museum.
Probably the most baffling things about Izmir was simply the feel of the city. It felt ...
... wants a drink with their meal here. Even water has to be specially ordered.
... on the black box, then click on the left (go) arrow.
I know it was completely inappropriate, but as I was walking amidst all the tombs, I wanted to sing "Bring out your dead." AKA Monty Python. I chalked it up to the heat making me goofy.
Here is Mary plugging away hiking among the dead. She said if she'd gotten much hotter she would have joined them.
Happily, she ...
... way to conclude the beach visit.
Finally, to my surprise, there was a cooking lesson in store for me when I arrived at my aunt's house! My cousin's wife was making börek, which is basically thin dough rolled around some filling. For tonight, one börek was filled with potatoes and cheese, and the other börek with green onion, cheese, and spinach. Delicious!
I am definitely bringing some cooking knowledge home with me! ...