Total Time: 19 days
Exchange Rate: 1 dollar= 1.8 lira
Cost of a Typical Dinner: You can get a great tavuk durum doner (chicken gyro wrap) for 3-4 lira. The whole family could eat for $20 at most restaurants.
Number of Cities Visited: 11
Favorite Place: Istanbul has so much to do…two continents in one! BOGO.
Least Favorite Place: There weren’t many places we didn’t like.
Places to Visit Next Time: Egirdir, got a trusty recommendation for next time!
Best Food: TopDeck in Goreme, easy ordering and always good.
Worst Food: A needed, but deadly stop in the tourist area of Sultanahmet.
Strangest Food: A local restaurant in Cesme where patrons were giving us tastes of their dishes while we ordered. I’ve now eaten lung, brains, tongue of what I hope but cannot confirm was cow. CRAZY! At the same place, we asked for a wine list, and they told us to walk to the store down the street!
Cost of a gallon of gasoline (petrol): $7.50…it cost $110.00 to fill up a small Renault. We’ve got it good in the U.S.
Kilos of Turkish Delight Purchased: 3
Greatest Fact I Learned about Uncle Dennis: He hates French Provincial furniture because it sticks out and stubs his toes.
Number One Concern on the Trip: Who had pooped and when.