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... feature where the tour groups stopped. After we walked back into town for a late lunch at a little local cafe, which we had a toasted sandwich with some sort of salami's, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and sauces which were delicious. We wandered around Selcuk itself taking in this beautiful town, pinching a couple of oranges off the fruit tree lined footpaths and the sunshine before hopping back on the train. Oh and we saved a tortoise that was stuck on his back and watched him ...
... on around 150 years at Ephesus.
- Terrace house 2 has the largest complex of mosaic floors from roman imperial period in western Turkey. As such, it dates back to the 1st century with Italian links, shown by use of black and white stones inside the 4000m squared complex.
- I'm surprised I didn't see this in America, but Turkey actually have delivery bikes for both McDonalds and Hungry Jacks. I can feel an epidemic coming on.
I had to wake ...
... the airport, we saw shuttlebussed lined up to take people to Cesme, but we had decided, against better judgement (and friends' recommendations), that we would like to see two places instead of one, so we would have a night in Izmir proper before heading to Cesme. Dumb idea after all. it took much more effort to get to Izmir than it did to get to Censme and, like Istanbul, it's a big city with lots of traffic. We thought we were headed to South Beach, but ended up ...
... crossed with the royal show!
- traditionally Turkish coffee is served with a glass of water. A guest who sips the water first is indicating they are hungry but sipping the coffee first means you are fine!
- The western part of turkey (the more modern region) and the young and educated immensely dislike the current president and are afraid he will rig the next election again! They are very passionate about politics and many ...
... with them. It's too bad I don't really remember my visit, but everyone smiled when they saw me, so I must not have been too much of a pain! Following the party, more traditions followed. The group went to a restaurant to have a traditional soup, and then we went to a mosque for a short hand washing ceremony. Very unique and interesting, and I'm so happy I was able to experience all of these traditions. If I end up marrying a Turkish girl, I wonder if I'll be doing the same? ...