OMG, Turkey is such a delight! the ruins after our Egypt trip, it has been a delight to see how ancient cities are looked after and maintained in Turkey.
Below is a couple of Turkish men twirling ice cream, very good ice cream.
All over Turkey are these evil eye trees.
We had lunch in a gorgeous restaurant in Cappodocia Cultural house and below was the most amazing framed embroideries, silk fabric and silk cotton.
All satin stitched and hand embroidered.
Next stop was a visit to a pottery place that creates the most gorgeous plates, containers and wine decanters, such a shame they are all breakable and we still have a few weeks left of our trip.
On arrival into Ayvalik where we stayed in a pansion, a restored ottoman mansion. The front door.
Quite charming with many folk art designs and collectables, the pansion consisted of 3 floors with 2 bathrooms on each floor and about 12 bedrooms, the group contributed to a mezze night and much fun was had by all, dinner was finished off with a game of cards.
Above one of the Turkish women, sewing materials on the machine.Food has been a big part of our tour, in every town that we have stopped at, our tour guide has suggested a local delicacy to the area, in Ayvalik, it was recommended to have a panini and stuffed mussels with lemon, we tried both, very enjoyable.
In Pammukkake we visited the white travertines and the ancient city, (Hierapolis of Phyrgia), just as we were finished visiting the city and walked to the travertines, we had torrential rain, we waited for awhile but then decided to brave the wind and rain and walked back to the hotel via the travertines.
What a wonderful thing to do, the rain added to the delight of walking on the travertines, the water was so warm, to walk on a world heritage site while still raining was awesome.
One if the many art works in the city of Selcuk
New Zealand memorial.
In Cannakle is the horse used in the movie "Troy" the Turkish government purchased it after the movie was completed, it is situated along the wharf area, where we had our last meal as tomorrowwe leave early to catch the ferry and drive back to Instanbul, farewell Turkey and onto Greece.