Turkey

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Location of where I caught the bus for the tour.

 I was so lucky to have the experience to travel to Turkey. I didn’t know this but I actually left the European continent and went to Asia. Funky huh? Now I can say I have been to Asia.

 

The boat ride was lovely. We left at 8 am this morning and it took an hour and half. The tour I was on took us to a couple of stops in local shops  before setting us free for 5 hours to venture on our own. The first stop was a gold and diamond store that the sales men were as aggressive as “Brick Salesman”. I actually wanted to buy a nice piece of jewelry from this trip but they were so forward and pushy that I backed off. They had lovely pieces but way over priced, yet they said they were “cheap” because of the low cost of the middle man. At one time I had three men trying to sell me a 10,000.

Some "manly" statue at the bus stop!
00 bracelet (diamonds and sapphires) for the low price of 5,000.00. Ya right! I was really going to spend that on a piece of jewelry in Turkey on some black market.

 

The next stop was the Turkish rugs. I wasn’t interested in a rug either. Try getting that in my suitcase. Remember I had to throw my perfectly new hairdryer out. I thought that all hotels would have one. Not my â€śBar Alley” hole. It doesn’t even have soap. I’m glad I brought my own. Now you should see my hair! I am actually contemplating knocking on the door next to me and asking to borrow a hair blower.

 

Oh Yeah! I have to tell you about my hotel last night. It wasn’t all that noisy until 3:30 this morning. Then the singing began. Germany was singing their national anthem as loud as they could on the balcony. Then Spain tried to outdo them.

Turkey in the distance.
Next came other nationalities. They kept it up until 5: 48. To be young again!The only good thing is I knew those same kids wouldn’t be eating breakfast with me at 7 am before my boat ride to Turkey.

 

Back to Turkey. After the carpet place, we were allowed to explore on our own. I have taken some pictures of the little store fronts in the bazaar. Each person sitting or standing outside their store, comes up to you and grabs your hand and pulls you into their store. I don’t mean, gently on the arm. They slimily grab you and pull you close.  Didn’t they know I can’t buy anything as I have NO room in my suitcase. There are numerous gold shops, shoes, handbags, clothing stores. Apparently there are the real shops dispersed amongst them but most are knockoffs.

 

I finally went up the beach  and went for a stroll.

Leaving the port. See the fortress. All Greek cities are fortified.
The beach was filthy and packed as you can see from the pictures.

 

I ate myself through Turkey. I wanted to try Turkish coffee, Turkish tea and their specialty food. At the restaurant is where I was offered the time of my life. Needless to say I said “No thank you, I am waiting for my gay girlfriend”. They didn’t understand. Well I wasn’t going to get descriptive so I just tried to ignore them.

 

You will notice I changed my pictures to Sepia. I wonder if any of you techies can tell me if I can change them back or is Turkey forever in a brown hue? See, everything happens for a reason. Turkey was brown as far as I was concerned.

 

I am safely back in Rhodes and loving it. Everyone warned me how aggressive the Greek men were but they have been lambs. They have only been sweet.

 

Must run as my battery on the laptop is dying. Take care and tomorrow I am touring Rhodes. Heading to Lindos and the ruins.

 

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Location of where I caught the bus…
Location of where I caught the bu…
Some manly statue at the bus sto…
Some "manly" statue at the bus st…
Turkey in the distance.
Turkey in the distance.
Leaving the port. See the fortress…
Leaving the port. See the fortres…
Cruise ship in the harbour.
Cruise ship in the harbour.
My chewed up foot from Samarian Go…
My chewed up foot from Samarian G…
Cruise ship
Cruise ship
The fortress
The fortress
Getting smaller
Getting smaller
Smaller
Smaller
Tiny!
Tiny!
Guess who changed to Sepia and did…
Guess who changed to Sepia and di…
Turkey
Turkey
Turkey
Turkey
Marmaris Turkey
Marmaris Turkey
Passport Office
Passport Office
View right
View right
View front
View front
View left
View left
Gold and diamond store.
Gold and diamond store.
Turkish rug #1
Turkish rug #1
Turkish rug #16
Turkish rug #16
These were so neat. I bought some …
These were so neat. I bought some…
Turkish baked goods.
Turkish baked goods.
More of the good stuff.
More of the good stuff.
I almost went here. But thought I …
I almost went here. But thought I…
The liberator of Turkey. I cant r…
The liberator of Turkey. I can't …
Every town and village must have h…
Every town and village must have …
The packed beach!
The packed beach!
Interesting!
Interesting!
Turkish coffee
Turkish coffee
What is left in your cup when you …
What is left in your cup when you…
Turkish tea
Turkish tea
Some of that fruit stuff. See how …
Some of that fruit stuff. See how…
See the men. Those are the ones th…
See the men. Those are the ones t…
Visiting the Turkish Delight Store
Visiting the Turkish Delight Store
He was VERY descriptive
He was VERY descriptive
How they make it.
How they make it.
Samples they gave us.
Samples they gave us.
Same samples.
Same samples.
This was for the men.
This was for the men.
WOW! See if you can understand wh…
WOW!See if you can hear how to ge…
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photo by: peterbc2