Breakfast in Turkey is fairly different from the American breakfast, but so tasty and healthy. The 'odd' ingredient...vegetables! Below was my breakfast today: simit (sesame seed bread), roasted red and green peppers, various olives (grown at Oya's family's olive orchard), various cheeses, walnuts, bread with sour cherry jam (I'm bringing some of this stuff home!), tomato, cucumber, and parsley....served with tea, of course.
After breakfast, we drove along the northern half of the Bodrum peninsula and stopped at various seaside villages (Torba, Turkbuku, Gundogan, Yalikavak) to enjoy the views. The first picture was taken at Bodrum Amphitheater, which still hosts concerts and seats about 13,000 people.
Unexpected adventures are the best! We discovered the cliffside graves below after we left Torba and decided to get out of the car and check them out. In the last picture, Oya is helping me down from a grave. Being the curious cat that I am, I had to climb up to see what was beyond the opening. There were 3 more chambers, each with 2 graves per chamber. Cool stuff.
We ended our excursion at our turnaround point in Yalikavak with tea at the marina.
I intended to post this post yesterday, but struggled with the blog format. It's not user friendlyat all (mainly when it comes to adding in the pictures)...ugh! I finally gave up at 1am last night....put myself to bed and 'wrote' blogs in my head until I fell asleep. It's funny how my mind thinks in blogging mode now. However, when I'm actually writing a post, it goes to mush due to the pressure of trying to entertain (and frustration dealing with uploading the pics). It has literally taken me hours to write this one simple post. Rediculous!