Tuesday, 26 August 2008


On our travels from England through Europe to Turkey, we stopped at the border town of Edirne where my brother lives with his wife and two sons. We spent delightful 3 days there with lots of historical sites to visit and places of interest to see. The biggest and most magnificent site was SELIMIYE CAMII ( mosque ) which was designed and built some 500 years ago by great arketect MIMAR SINAN. It was his second and the biggest mosque which he built after the AYASOFYA CAMII IN ISTANBUL. 
The train is the museum piece in the grounds of the university which was the first station in Turkey from Bulgaria.
During our stay in Edirne, we had a lovely meal by the riverside restaurant under the palm trees. We had all kids of starters called MEZE then lovely lamb dish which is boiled with some garlic and herbs first then cooked in the wood fire oven with fresh peppers and tomatoes.  The evening was wonderful and it was a great 3 days to remember.

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