Trip to Turkey 19. Grapes of Tarsus

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What do you think of with Paul’s home town of Tarsus? actually this place is famous for grapes as you can see on the logo outside the municipality buildings.

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It seems almost every other house in Tarsus has a frame for vines.


Even on top of this really tiny little office.   Every spare bit of roof space can be used.

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DSCF9162 1024With every  Turkish man and his dog growing grapes you expect to be lots of wine for sale right?

Well, I looked in various small corner stores and even a big western style supermarket and I couldn’t find anyone with locally made stuff.  So this bottle I got which is actually made in the eastern city of Izimir.

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