I’m at an Internet cafe in Lara about to go into town to visit the Antalya Museum. On Monday Beysun and I drove to the ancient sights of Perge and Aspendos before accompanying Umut north to Sivasli, Beysun’s home village in Usak Province. Yesterday, on the first day of Kurban Bayrami (Sacrifice Holiday), Beysun’s extended family slaughtered both a ram and a cow. The live cow turned into barbecued lunch in a matter of hours.
I will write more and post photos when I return to Mersin on the weekend.