Turkey – the end for now
So finishing up Ephesus we stopped by the temple of Artemis.
Its that one sad pillar by itself. The temple fell to the horrible death known as recycling. I.e. taking from the old to make a new new shiny house.
And if you look into the distance you can see
St. John’s church
And a mosque!
Talk about mixing religions
Good bye Ephesus
This is the Dolmabahçe Palace.
This is where the modern Turkish emperor lived. Well, I guess Ataturk was the last one. He even has a special wing forever kept frozen in that era of time (just like all the clocks in the palace which has stopped at the time of his death).
The palace grounds were very very pretty
Unfortunately all you are going to get to see is the exterior as no pictures are allowed inside.
If you don’t behave Mr. Chicken will come and peck you. Yes he lives on the palace grounds. I think he’s related to the one I met in Arundale
And back out to where the common folk live
And a bit of shopping later
And more importantly eat -kebab
Chicken with butter rice
Bean and lime soup
Egg and eggplant
Cake and turkish icecream
Beef stew, lamb fillets and tomato rice
See far left dessert.
Looks nice right?
It’s the blind girl’s favorite.
Its actually made out of chicken and its called Kazandibi!
But don’t feel tired
Turkey wants you!
But sometimes you just need to lie down
And take a rest
So that ends the Turkey adventure. Stay tune for the next installment. Now starting on Japan again. Back to the start of quieteating.
Till next time