Les Maisons de Cappadoce
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... There was even a small amount of Priam's treasure which had been taken from Troy. Some of the most impressive ceramic work was by the Hittites, but the what really wowed me was the beautiful fine gold jewellery created in the early bronze and bronze ages. I would love to have known how they created it and what tools they used. Finally late in the afternoon we visited Ataturks mausoleum, a monstrous edifice sitting above Ankara. By this time it was getting dark, cold ...
... completely ignored and carry on my way unmolested.
I will probably get arrested when I try to leave Turkey in a few weeks time.
After Izmir the road just gets better and better. As I climb up over the mountains the road swings through a series of fast sweepers. It is newly surfaced and very grippy. It is also getting damn cold with the altitude and some serious clouds are beginning to appear.
At a coffee ...
... same freedoms or choices as in the US, but that is not unique to Muslim cultures.
Turkey, in particular, has been a revelation. I don't think I have been in another country where history, centuries and centuries of it, have been so evident. And, of course, food plays a large part in my enjoyment of a culture, and the food of Turkey is really, really good.
The affluence of Turkey, particularly in relation to the other two countries, is ...
... we were able to visit a current day houses carved into rock. There are very few left - most have been closed down or turned into a hotel (and built out). However, this person had inherited his house and decided to continue to live there. It was quite interesting - consisting of 6 floors, each having basically one room. Carpets covered the walls and floor, so it felt quite warm and comfortable.
We then drove back into town for an Ebru lesson. Ebru is ...
... the Centre Restaurant for pasta. Strolled around the village for a bit and walked into an art gallery specialising in 'ebru' - an ancient Turkish (marbling) art technique. The resident artist was very happy to demonstrate the process. She made it look too easy. It reminded me a little of barista art.
Spent the rest of the afternoon chilling in the hotel lounge with a bottle of wine waiting for our airport transfer (1830).