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May 12th 2014
Published: May 13th 2014
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Fresh vegetables and fruits
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Saturday 10th: market day in Dalyan but despite the poor weather we headed into town to check it out. All very vibrant and colourful with lots of foodstuffs, especially fresh vegetables which were much nicer than those available in the local supermarkets. Also lots of fake designer clothes, and “Cheap as chips!” was the irresistible sales pitch we heard more than once. In the afternoon we headed off across the river in order to get some exercise by walking towards the Kaunos ruins. This time we were ferried across by Denis, a lady from the Dalyan Women’s Co-operative who much more cheerful than Mina the Miserable who had ferried us previously. The weather cleared up while we were walking and by the time we turned back to the ferry it was quite hot.

Sunday 11th: I headed off to Dalaman to negotiate an extension to our car hire as we’d only rented our somewhat tired motor until the 14th , because originally we'd had no firm plans what to do after that date. Then having decided to drive to Cappadocia in east central Turkey 500 miles / 800 kms away, after discarding the other options of flying or taking a bus, we also needed a newer car along with the extension to our hire agreement. The extension was duly agreed and I arranged to swop cars the next day then I headed back to Dalyan. Later, with the weather still overcast we went for a walk along the beach followed by a late lunch at Ekins our favourite lakeside restaurant.

Monday 12th: a warm sunny day – at last. So into town and another water taxi ride down to the beach: great value for money, TYL10 for both of us (£2.82/US$4.75) for a comfortable 30/40 minute scenic boat ride down the River Dalyan to the coast. Then an enjoyable 45 minute walk along to the other end of the beach where we caught a bus back to town: an excellent round trip. We had a late lunch at Hanimeli our favourite eatery in town, where we over indulged somewhat by ordering three main courses followed by pancakes. But it was very good, and this was our final lunch here
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Colourful cushions
as we're off to Cappadocia tomorrow.


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Is this Dalyan's answer to Victoria's Secret, Fatima Confidential??
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Kaunos

Salute to the Citadel
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Cruising

With a learner driver (the skipper's daughter?) and even a figurehead with the Kaunos Citadel as a backdrop
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Hanimeli Restaurant

Roadside eatery
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Hanimeli restaurant: it doesn't get much tastier than this

Left to right: pomegranate juice, salad, appreciative customer, Turkish ravioli, anchovies, ayran (yoghurt drink)


13th May 2014

Turkey
Turkey has been on our short list for years. Recently we've been doing more reading. We have enjoyed reading your blogs.
13th May 2014

Turkey
Glad you're enjoying the blog. You should visit, the Turquoise Coast is amazing: especially Kas. And if you're interested in visiting historical sites or just amazing scenery then this is the place.

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