Fort guarding the entrance to Kusadasi from the Agean Sea
The main street leading down to the Library
The cooks making our lunch...best meal in Turkey!
Giving tourists a bad name
300-400 year old prayer mats in a 14th century mosque
The great carpet buying experience!
The customer and the salesman
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We purchased this one!
The tools of a plate artist
The plate artist one of 48 employed by this shop
The plate salesman and his customer
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Bathing in the calcium rich hot springs amongst the columns of ancient Pammukale
The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul was a great disappointment. Crowded, expensive, repetitive, with mostly imported goods. We were warned in Kusadasi by Turks but still went anyway.......
We dug around in the corners and found a more traditional area away from the cruise ship hoards that have made everyone rich and lazy.
We found this silversmith at work in a father and son operated workshop
A Istanbul tradition...buying a fish sandwich on the Bosphorus
The end of Ramadan
One of the smaller fishing villages on the banks of the Bosphorus
The entrance to the Black Sea
This castle guards the northern entrance where the Bosphorus leads into the Black Sea
It is an unusual sight to see ships this close moving at speed
Anadolu Kavagi is as far as you can go on the Bosphorus unless you're on a through passage
Lunch in the Orient Express Restaurant on Istanbul Railway Station
Date night on the banks of the Bosphorus
View from the roof top restaurant of the hotel in Istanbul with the Sea of Marmora in the background
The ceilings of the Blue Mosque
Seen in one corner of the blue mosque
Janet waiting while we tried to sort out a bus ride to Kilyos
Turn around point of the trip...standing in the Black Sea at Kilyos
Turkish - Greek border
How many guys does it take to drive a bus?
A bus with only two passengers...Janet and I