Who shall have a fishy?
Trip Start Sep 11, 2010
40Trip End Oct 24, 2010
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We sampled warm apple tea (Philip had Turkish coffee) while we watched a carpet demonstration, then we hit the bazaar shops. They were great fun. Philip was like a pig in mud, and enjoyed bargaining and bantering with the vendors. We went to a little jewellery shop – a husband and wife team – and bought a few little trinkets, but it took us about 30 minutes, and we ended up making friends with the couple
We had to go back to the ship to get some more money, as we had decided we wanted to eat Turkish for lunch. We found a restaurant we liked the look of, and after browsing the menu took the waiter’s advice and went to choose our food. We chose: some calamari, some shrimps, some spreads/dips, some salad and a very fresh small grouper. Our fish/seafood was weighed and a price agreed then we sat down and waited. First off: some crusty fresh bread, our dips and salad, then came the first of the calamari fried in a tempura-like batter, then the garlic shrimps, then the freshly grilled calamari, then the piece de resistance – the grouper. It tasted like it had been semi filleted, rubbed with salt and grilled on a smoky barbecue plate. It was probably (I have to be careful here), the best fish I’ve ever eaten. The whole meal was up there with the best.
Philip hadn’t had enough of the shops, so he went back for more bargains, and Trish and I went for a walk along the promenade. It was very hot, and there were lots of people fishing, swimming, walking, eating and drinking. It was all very Mediterranean, from the palm trees to the yachts, and very, very beautiful.