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Legend has it the village started in 4AD by freed slaves under the feudal system n named their village ugly fugly to discourage other visitors! There s a lovely market in the centre if village filled with handicrafts, crochet, felt etc. A very relaxed and laid back atmosphere with genuinely nice villagers. After walking around for a little while we rest of weary feet at a local restaurant called something starts with an "O". Their Turkish pancake called ...
... The fortress was the main protection against pirates for the town and has been undergoing restoration for years, so it was in great condition. We spent some time walking around the fortress for a while and found some interesting small trees inside with hundreds, perhaps thousands, of pieces of white cloth tied to the branches. These are put there by women and each of these represents a wish. If their wish comes true, they untie the cloth ...
... of the ancient world. Nearby was a large castle built by the Crusaders but it was under renovation and would not be open until 2012.
Back in the bus and off to Sirince, a charming old Greek village. Our restaurant was at the top of the hill near the Church of St. John the Baptist. No longer used as a church it still had some frescos which were in pretty good condition considering ...
... days roaming around the town of Kusadasi.
Kusadasi has grown a great deal since we last saw it
and is quickly becoming a destination itself for tourists and summer
residents. Vacation condos have mushroomed. Prices are very low
compared to other sites on the Mediterranean such as Italy, Greece,
At night we took one of the crew members to a nice
seafood restaurant to celebrate her birthday and had one the best
fish meals ever.
... I will feel better. The weather was much nicer than in Greece although there were still some clouds. Today, I also made a small "détour" of 10 kms to visit the ancient city Ephesus. It was really worth it!
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