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... is much excavation and restoration of ancient sites happening. As for modern Turkey they are building Europe's biggest airport ( on the European side of Istanbul ) a third crossing of the Bosphorus and a high speed train. It's a pity we don't have such forward thinking politicians! Our time has now come to an end and we have a long journey ahead of us but looking forward with joy to seeing family and ...
... been almost everybody in Turkey, and we took our time as the whole point was to rest.
Finally I think it is time to go to the Lalique exhibit in Arkas Gallery. With our map provided by the hotel we make our way there. But, we have to ask some guys on a corner. They can’t tell us exactly, so they assigned one of the guys to take us there. What a nice guy, and we thought offering a tip was not a good idea.
The exhibit was ...
... while to settle in before we headed to the rooftop restaurant (casual, I know) to enjoy yet another Turkish dinner! After dinner, we took some pictures on the roof and made a group decision to go out and explore the city if Izmir! I have a really strong feeling we will regret this decision, but hey, we are only in Turkey a few more days! Lets see where the night takes us!!
Izmir, I love you!
... their pancakes which we saw being made later, very simple, very thinly rolled dough spread with a mixture of spinach and cheese, potatoes or ground meat, folded into a square (maybe close to 30cm square), a light sprinkle of olive oil and popped onto a hot plate on top of a wood fire. The ladies making them were sitting on the floor, very cheerful and happy to have their photos taken. It must have been hot work for the lady by the fire and they were ...
... two places in Turkey with the longest living people, many who live to over 100 – attributed to a natural way of life, high oxygen saturation in the air, a lot of dairy products and very fresh food.
This western area of turkey is known for olive oil production, third biggest producer of olives but only the sixth highest consumer. We saw a lot of olives as we drove, earlier there were some near Pamukkale but they were mixed in with pomegranates too, ...