Did you know Santa Claus was born in Turkey? It’s true! Saint Nicholas was born in Myra, Lycia, which is today part of southern Turkey. On one of my many bus trips along the Turkish coast I happened to pass through Myra and its bus depot; later I grabbed a slightly-too-sweet crepe at the Noel Baba Cafe (Noel Baba is Turkish for Father Christmas) in the little seaside town of Kas. Needless to say, when I ordered a chocolate-banana crepe for lunch (rather than for dessert) I wasn’t expecting it to be quite so extravagant!