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... ride but not photogenic.
Just before we got to the main road, we got to a point where we saw hundreds of cars parked on both sides of the road. Many hundreds of people were at picnic restaurants lining the route. We parked and went to check it out. Some places had musicians playing in the garden. The restaurants scheme was to pick your meat; lamp, beef, chicken, veggies, etc., then it would be brought ...
... knew by now to trust Oscar's judgement when it comes to food. The man knows how to eat.
Oscar explained that this place had a couple of different options, but he highly recommended their specialty--the traditional Turkish pancake. I'm not sure about anything else, but when I hear the word pancake, I'm thinking fluffy, maple syrup covered breakfast food. Well, a Turkish pancake is definitely not that. But don't panic. A Turkish pancake, or ...
We have been so incredibly lucky with the weather during our trip. Rain is not uncommon this time of year, and we haven't seen a drop...and it has been HOT! Hot, hot, hot!
Our sightseeing today was to Pamukkale and Hierapolis. Though these are technically two different sites they are in exactly the same area.
First we explored Pamukkale, home to famous and beautiful ...
... very forgettable.
Izmir is a large port city, notable for its opposition to the government of Turkey, which was evident from the protests that night which we heard briefly but did not see.
The waterfront is wall to wall cafes and restaurants. I have forgotten to mention that apple waterpipe smoking is very popular, and has been recommended to us to try but have refrained.
... sea day.
O.. one last thing... the call to prayer is supposedly five times a day here...we heard it once.. at 8am. That's all. It was a little odd to hear it. I'm sure there are perfectly nice Muslims but I think bad thoughts when I hear that freaky stuff. I feel like my redneck roots came out today but I don't care - these Turkish people are tricky and you have to be tricky back if you are going to get anywhere. Go Me!
PS - Sorry about all the cussing mom and ...