Traditional Turkish night
Trip Start Jun 04, 2006
252Trip End Sep 04, 2007
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The night was fantastic. We arrived there, welcomed by the warm and friendly turkish man at the door, whom seemed very happy to see us! I wonder why! :) We were taken to this amazing resturaunt called Uranos. There was a music band in the middle of the big room playing traditional music. The room was in a shape of a pentagon and all around the music band, there were seats for the guests to sit and have dinner. The seats were positioned in a way, that they inclined as you went up, like sitting at a lecture theatre. They served us food and drinks all night. Needless to say that Steve took the opportunity of taking advantage of free drinks. Good on him I thought! I only stuck to Vodka and Cherry drink, which I thought was a fantastic combination! And they were very generous with their vodka
The show for the night was that of a wedding ceremony in Turkey. The dancers, including the bride and groom came on the dance floor and performed the traditional way, which a girl gets married in Turkey. The bride dressed in a beautiful red dress was dancing in the middle and the men would come up and put on a show for her. She would then chose, whom she liked most. At one point, the guy showed her how strong he was, by showng off his muscles, and she pushed him away, which ofcourse encouraged all the women in the room to give her a big clap! :)
Eventually after pushing away a few more men, she chose her groom and they went off to get ready for the wedding dance. The dance was superb. I have attached some photos, they are unfrotunately not very good and not descriptive, but I hope you get an idea! One of the rituals of the wedding ceremony is for the groom to have a shave. The woman then has the henna night, where the girls in the family and her friends put henna on her hands.
The entertainment of the night went from good to better, as the belly-dancer came on. At-least it is safe to say, that at that point I lost Steve!
We all danced at the end of the night, Turkish and English. It was a great night, but extrememly tired. I slept well that night! :)