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... and at e lunch stops organised along the way. These were all buffets which is an efficient way to deal with a coach load turning up at once and as we previously were not familiar with Turkish food a good way to sample different ways of cooked fish,lamb and chicken, but no pork as this is a Muslim country. The Turkish sweets ate too delicious to ignore so the weight will no doubt pile on even with all the walking we are ...
... out of their at 9pm and only 25 lire per person which is $12.50cents.
Sukru then had a little surprise for us and took us to a traditional tea house were we drank more and some men played traditional music and of course our group got up to dance. Funny thing is men are out and about everywhere but woman are not allowed not even to sit and pray at the mosque with the men its really a mans world here ;-(
As it is still Ramadan ...
... darn tootin hungry after walking all over the ruins so we went to Oscar's favorite authentic restaurant Yedi Uyuyanalar. The inside was like a scene from a movie, a tent covered with decorative pillows, blankets and other decorations. We sat on large flat, yet fluffy, pillows and were given freshly squeezed apple juice along with tortillas and vegetables made in cask iron pans over a small cooking fire. After driving a trough the country side and mountain ranges we ...
... was home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - The Temple of Artemis, today it is only represented by one inconspicuous column, which we couldn't find. It was such a lovely day, it was nice to walk around in the sun and admire the ruins. It is estimated only 15% of the original has been excavated, so the ruins only gave us a small taste of what the city was.
... as was the Theater. Not quite as impressive to us as the one at Hieropolis, but we suspect that's because we were at the bottom, not the top. :) We finished our tour with the standard Carpet and leather store stops. Lunch was great, but I'm guessing they were disappointed when we didn't buy a carpet. Les and Willy got theirs in Cappadocia, and the rest of us are too cheap! Haha. Although we all enjoyed a true fashion ...
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