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February 24th 2020
Published: February 24th 2020
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Sirince

We decided to catch the town bus to the little town of Sirince today. Its a little piece of heaven about 8 kms away.
Being a Sunday, this small Greek village, surrounded by thousands of Olive trees, is expected to be a little busy with weekend visitors. I'm not sure if it is always bazarre like, but it is today, and we're browsing through the produce on offer, including the wine tastings, which are at almost every 5th shop.

Now I've heard a little bit about the differnet types of milk that are ingested in this part of the world, and of their medicinal qualities, but I'm a little surprised that horse and donkey milk are a thing! Donkey milk is apparently very similar to human milk so is very nutritious for infants. What captured my attention though was that it contains anti-ageing and anti oxidant ingredients, and the ancients were the first to recognise its healing powers. Anti-ageing did you say???? Cleopatra herself is said to have bathed in buckets of donkey milk to improve the appearance of her skin! Well if its good enough for her its good enough for me,
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and I might have a couple of cakes of that in my bag now. My bag is getting heavier, not lighter!! Where are Hamid and Aissa when I need them? 😓

Cut a long story short, as Harry ( who I am forbidden to visit) would say, we ended up in a wine bar for the rest of the afternoon before returning to Selçuk. All in all a pretty good day.

Visiting Selçuk has been a breathe of fresh air. It is small town friendly. It's where the owner of Tats retaurant knows that Hussain, who owns Boomerang restaurant and hotel, moved to Australia as a kid and married an Australian girl, but when that marriage ended, he married a Chinese lady and then moved back to Turkey. He's not sure how many kids thay have though. Two, I tell him!😄



24.02.20

Selçuk - Pamukkale

After a really easy bus ride, we arrived in Pamukkale at about 1.30pm. After a walk about this tiny town, we've decided to visit Pamukkale Travertines and Hierapolos, the ancient ruins dating back to 190 B.C........and guess what???? We can use the Museum pass!!!!

Not all
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of the terraces having water running through them at this time of the year, but what we did see when we finally got to them, was beautiful. The star of the show today was the Hierapolis Roman theatre which could seat 12,000 people in its day.

A bit of a tip for any of you travelling to this little part of the world- you cant use eftpos. I kid you not. All kinds of excuses from the internet dropping out too frequently, to we only take cash.Very happy to drive you to the ATM though😆.


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