Nicole finished her volunteer work at the English school mid month. The owner of the school invited us in for tea and cake and to say good bye this week. She wanted some insight into our plans for the fall. If Nicole and I wanted full time jobs, I think we could easily have them. Cam's work was a little bit busier with the annual holiday lead up panic from his bosses. We spent a 4 day weekend across the Marmara at Assos. (See photos below) to celebrate my birthday. Cam located the Russian monument in Gelibolu after two years of looking. (more photos) We spent a day with a Canadian couple, friends of company management,who were on vacation in Turkey. They have lived in a variety of countries from Borneo to Colombia, so they had interesting stories to tell. Our experiences of life away from home have been very similar. Nicole and Sam wrapped up their school courses this month and as the month closes we're all getting ready to pack for our annual leave.
For my birthday this year, Cam took us to Assos/Behramkale for a few days. It was lovely and warm and the scenery was spectacular.
A village oven.
The view from the ramparts.
The rest of these photos I took while I waiting for Nicole to come from the English school. There is an area in the centre of the Gelibolu where there are no cars allowed. (but watch out for garbage trucks, scooters, motorcycles, delivery vans and occasionally truck mounted cranes.)
Women dress in a variety of ways. We occasionally see women in burqas with niqabs, but more often women wear head scarves and long coats. In our area, I think most women dress without demonstrating any sort of religious affiliation.
There are lots of benches in the area. The flags are for various political parties. There is a national election in Turkey June 7.