Monday, August 30, 2010
Safranbolu and Amasra
On Saturday morning I had my first adventure to a hamam (aka, Turkish bath, basically sit in a hot marble room for a while, then get scrubbed down and washed by an old Turkish woman). IT WAS AMAZING! I spent the rest of the day walking around town and shopping. In the afternoon, we drove to Amasra, a small city on the Black Sea, and went to the beach. Imagine any European beach, and that describes it! It was nice to have a swim, though. Later that evening, we had dinner at a fabulous fish restaurant, where I had mackerel....
mantı for the first time. And before you ask, yes, the letter "I" isn't supposed to be dotted there. It's noodles filled with minced meat, with yogurt and some sort of sauce poured over the top....absolutely delicious! Sunday afternoon we drove back here to Ankara, and it's been hotter than all get out ever since. It was 42 degrees in Safranbolu Sunday, and about 39 today. Anyways, I'll keep you all posted!