What I thought was a ho-hum ride back to the port turned out to be a something of a taxi sightseeing tour. For one, Alonzo stopped by a roadside fruit vendor to purchase a kilo of citrus. Then he passed the bag to us to share. We didn't even think about not biting into something raw from a foreign land. We went ahead and ate the fruits given us. It was Alonzo's hospitality that wow me.
We didn't take the same route. Alonzo said he'd show us the ocean view - never mind that we've been here via a cruise ship, he was insistent. And I'm glad he took us at the top of the hill where there was a sweeping view of the Aegean Sea - I believe. For the most part, we drove thru rural scenery. Then to some colorful housing complex.
Here's a closer look at those units. I simply love the vibrant colors.
And as part of the history portion of the tour, Alonzo took us to where we would drive by the bust of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (carved on a hillside rock) - most popularly known as the Turkish hero. He was Turkish army officer, revolutionary statesman, writer, and founder of the Republic of Turkey. And oh he was also the first president of Republic of Turkey.
When we entered what obviously looked like city limits, I started shooting as well. I liked to see all the advertisements even though I don't understand what they say.