Pasha Palas Hotel
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
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... and a lot of laughs while managing to communicate by more comical hand signals!
Every day we were fed well, especially at lunch, which was the main meal. Lunch in the farm was a communal affair, where family, hired hands and volunteers all ate together. Even though it was mid-October, most days it was warm enough to eat outside at mid day. My favourite dish - and there were many great ones - was Turkish pasta... proper name ...
... Simon climbing around a bit on the walls, we went back into the city for a tavuk doner lunch and some shopping at the Tile and Ceramics place. I bought some lovely ceramic pendants, intending to make necklaces for them when I got back from the trip, and Simon got a beautiful framed tile depicting a sailboat for himself, and a set of framed tiles for his sister Jane to hang on her wall.
By this time it was 2 pm and we were ready to start heading back ...
... though they did not know where. I said I'll go check out the town a little, find out about camping and fishing, and Jon and I will meet them there in a little while. I did not manage to find anything out, so I got Jon, started talking to a Muslim lad who was raking the sand in front of the bar, about fishing and camping, and as far as II know, he wanted to tell me that Allah saves, and otherwise I'll go to hell. Then he showed me a party sign, banged head with me, asked ...
... Some of the reason for this environmental carelessness, I have read, is in the Turkish heritage of their beginnings in tribal nomadism. (It might also have something to do with the thoughtless carelessness that breeds from distributing cigarette buts and sunflower seeds at any convenience). I suppose there is some parallelism there in the North Americans' westward movement, (see Frederick Jackson Turner, The Significance of the Frontier in American History.) where ...
... make that possible for the next few months so I'm going to have to satisfy my wunderlust by making plans for a trip in 2008. Options are a) Eastern Europe by bicyle, b) Overlanding through the Middle East (Iran, Syria, Jordan, Ect.) c) The Trans-Siberian and then on to South East Asia and Oz. Can't make up my mind - I'm just going to have to do it all. Saving up for it is going to be the hardest part. Anyone in the market for a kidney? I only really need ...