More than once Salih pulled the bus onto the verge to allow the photographers to shoot the dappled landscapes with long lenses. Undulating grazing country gave way to a huge salt lake. We stopped in at the salt lake to take a few shots and glug our boots with slushy salt.
The signs at the cafe told me that that the salt would remove blackheads, make me slimmer and prolong life. I wasn't sure if one ate the salt, bathed in it or rubbed it on one's body. Anyway, the signs didn't mention improving my sex life so I decided not to buy any.