Gözleme in Şirince, Turkey

Gözleme is a traditional savory Turkish flatbread and pastry dish, made of hand-rolled leaves of yufka dough that are lightly brushed with butter and eggs, filled with various toppings, sealed, and cooked over a griddle.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%B6zleme

Pervin Teyze :

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g815366-d4724920-Reviews-Pervin_Teyze-Sirince_Izmir_Province_Turkish_Aegean_Coast.html

 

Hierapolis in Pamukkale, Turkey

“Hierapolis, the “Sacred City,” is located at present-day Pamukkale in south central Turkey.  In the first century it was part of the tri-city area of Laodicea, Colossae, and Hierapolis.  This connection between the cities lies behind Paul’s reference to Hierapolis and Laodicea in his epistle to the Colossians (Col 4:13).  Before AD 70 Phillip (either the apostle or the evangelist) moved to Hierapolis, where he was believed to have been martyred.”

http://www.bibleplaces.com/hierapolis/

 

Ephesus, Turkey

“Ephesus was at its peak during the 1st and 2nd century AD. It was a major Roman city second in importance and size only to Rome. Ephesus has been estimated to be about 400,000 inhabitants in the year 100 AD, making it the largest city in Roman Asia.

… St. Paul who lived in Ephesus for three years (in the AD 50s) There is a tradition that St. John settled here with Mary, the mother of Jesus, and also wrote his gospel here. ”

http://wikitravel.org/en/Ephesus

 

Temple of Artemis, Ephesus, Turkey

“The Temple of Artemis … was a Greek temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis … One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, it was completely rebuilt three times before its eventual destruction in 401 AD.[1]

… Today the site of the temple, which lies just outside Selçuk, is marked by a single column constructed of dissociated fragments discovered on the site.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_of_Artemis

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Turkish Delight, Istanbul, Turkey

Turkish delight or lokum

The exact origin of these sweets is yet to be definitively determined; however, “lokum” comes from the Arabic Halkum or Al-Halkum. In the Arab World, Turkish delights are called rāḥat al-ḥulqūm which means “Throat Comfort””

Restaurant : Edebiyat Kiraathanesi

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g293974-d2525328-Reviews-Edebiyat_Kiraathanesi-Istanbul.html

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Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey

“The Grand Bazaar (Kapalıçarşı) in Istanbul is one of the largest covered markets in the world with 60 streets and 5,000 shops, and attracts between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily.

… A leisurely afternoon spent exploring the bazaar, sitting in one of the cafés and watching the crowds pass by, and bargaining for purchases is one of the best ways to recapture the romantic atmosphere of old Istanbul.”

http://www.grandbazaaristanbul.org/Grand_Bazaar_Istanbul.html