Trip Start May 22, 2009
197Trip End Feb 16, 2010
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The terrain is changing. Steep hillsides covered in olive trees as far as the eye can see. These trees differ from the ones I saw in Greece. They are larger and untamed since they are not pruned as severely. Harvesting techniques are more relaxes as most are done by hand while donkeys loaded with bursting bags of olives navigate the tiny paths through the groves. Very quiet and serene.
It's almost like stepping back in time. Shopping for food is done by road-side stand: honey, olives, mandarins, gourds, and other fruits and vegetables that are locally grown. I think that the oranges i bought were picked that morning. Then the man brings his crate or two to the corner to sell during the day. I got about a dozen oranges for 1 TL and the price was calculated with an old scale with weights.
Rolling along, we were greeted with visions of old castles, abandoned monasteries, and ancient temples.
Euronos was one we were able to cycle up to. After noticing several hints of the past along the
I hope to find many more of these places, towns, and peoples as we go!