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Human Car Wash and Turkish Pizza

sunny 30 °C

Today was an extra day...Natalie immediately booked four nights instead of the original three when we arrived at our hotel and we are enjoying it to the fullest. Three days of hiking and exploration here have left us ready for a day off. So we woke up after everyone else had left for their bus trips and enjoyed a late, leisurely breakfast. Natalie is a recovering addict, for those who don't know, and every now and again she slips and we need to feed her coffee habit, so we went for an ice coffee and some backgammon. With no particular schedule we made our way back to the hotel to check out the new room they had moved us to and it is equally spectacular as our first cave.
We are learning that the highlights of Turkey are ancient ruins, tea, water pipes...and the Turkish bath. I skipped over our first experience with the Turkish bath in Bodrum, but now that we have done it twice, it is time to share it with you. The easiest description is a human car wash...you are showered, scrubbed with sandpaper, soaped to the gills in bubbles, rinsed again, and massaged in olive oil, all by hairy dudes wearing towels. It takes some stamina, but the results are pretty magical.
After todays event, we needed to recover so we headed to our favourite restaurant for some apple tea and Turkish Pizza. The pizza was a new one for us as well, and it was a hit...very little cheese, but amazing dough and fresh grill veggies and meat with a bit of spice.
Tomorrow is our last day here, we get an overnight bus to Olympos for our boat trip, up the coast to Fethyie...we'll try and post before we go. Stay classy San Diego!

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The town is a mix of old and new...the way they use the existing rocks is amazing
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Nat swallowing the whole loaf!
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Another picture of the underground city, the stuff they build almost 2000 years ago is unbelievable

Posted by colincampbell 13:21 Archived in Turkey

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