So here we were after having walked from Çiftlik on a very sunny winter's day down roads lined with orange groves and various other fruit and vegetables.
The museum is owned by the Yalçın family, Enver, Aysun , Bora & Oya.
.Enver was there to great us while Aysun ushered us to our tables for 'light refreshments' prior to visiting their museum. Did I say "light refreshments"? I love Turkish breakfast as much as the next person but the breakfast Aysun so lovingly prepares far surpasses any other I've had. Basically 15TL and all you can eat. Eggs, fruit, vegetables, a variety of cheese, bread, jam, ayran, juice & çay and I'm well on my way to having to run a marathon to work it off! So after our hearty meal we waddled our way into the museum. Lovely! Full of information (unfortunately in Turkish but I'm sure Yalçın would have explained anything had we asked) and actual artifacts and relics from cradles to guns, traditional costumes and sewing machines - all manner of history. Entrance is free as is photo taking so your able to wander around at leisure taking in not just the museum but the lovely surroundings. As the name implies Yalçin apartments & Nomadic museum is just that, a museum and apartment complex where you can rent and spend some quality time in the countryside with a lovely family and their hospitality - surrounded by nature and all that that ensues.
So there you have it! I hope everyone gets a chance to visit Yalçin Apart & Nomadic museum and experience real Turkish hospitality. We'll be back!