After a very informative morning at Bodrum’s castle that houses the Museum of Marine Archaeology, we sat down for lunch with diver/physicist/guide Don Frey. A wealth of information & fun, Don lead us to the best mezze in town which of course, finished with thick, muddy Turkish coffee (mind you, it started with raki – a local aniseed based drink). Our coffee was served in outfits of decorative silver armour, peak hatted & all. On draining our coffees, Don instructed us to rotate them three times, think of a question/desire, turn the cup to saucer & let for a while whilst the coffee grinds cooled and cascaded down. On cooling, cup was flipped & one could read the grinds evident on the ceramic interior. To me, it looked like mountains, peaks & precipices – a time of reflection & a slower pace!! To others, it was a woman holding something above her head or dancing. Well, I am taking dancing with your hands in the air like you just don’t care in the Atlas Mountains!!! With some poolside time at the Polo Club after in Marrakech.

Written by Amber TSI Byron — October 28, 2019

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