Our trip leader Aykut is full of knowledge ... about history ... about the buildings .... about customs and the people ... you name it. He gets excited when we want to know something and we are always up to it when he suggests to do something in addition to the itinerary. Our group of 13 travelers is very nice. Everybody has good humor and is considerate. By now we all got to know each other quite well. It is a fun group of people and we laugh a lot, even making fun of each other.
Monday June 18
Here we stop at an Adult Education School (since the schools for children had closed for the summer vacation).
We could sit on the front porch. Aykut translated.
We had had a great time with these village women. I wanted to say thank you and since they seem to enjoy making those lace edgings, I quickly got one of the hearts I had tatted in the plane to give to the hostess. Aykut translated that she was very pleased and the 'tatter' in their circle most likely would imitate it.
And more driving, driving, driving. The winding coast line was very pretty.
The pool and ocean was looking so inviting that we quickly found our swimsuits.The pool was very lovely and I also enjoyed it very much. James of course had to try the ocean too. Here was no beach though and the water was not very clear so I just enjoyed the view.
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From Aykut's CD:
Day 4 Monday 06.18.2012 (Kusadası)
Day In The Life Project
- Breakfast at the Hotel
- Flight From Istanbul to Izmir
- Drive to Buca for the People’s Education Center (Grand Circle Foundation Site)
- Stop at Belenbaşı Village to see what has the foundation done for the ladies there
- Drive to Kırıklar Village
- Information about the village life
- Home Hosted Lunch, Turkish tea
- Walk in the Village
- Dinner at the Hotel
- Port talk about the following day’s Program
Overnight at Charisma Hotel, Kuşadası