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... It does seem to be a trend to put our tour in the boondocks. Key in open the door. OMG we have a balcony. OMG it overlooks the sea and the pool and Kusadasi. It's Aamazing!! Are we rich? Is this how the other half lives? This is sensational. Lots of hugs between mum and I, plus numerous photos. Into our cosies and down to the pool. Finally after being so close to water this whole trip we are finally in some. This is the life. Deck chairs ...
... wine and a puppy with a taste for shoes. Mine now have interesting prickly soles. Dave's were destroyed. I was stupid (blame the burnt toffee toned wine) and though the fenced property and a night guard 10m from our van made it OK to leave shoes under the steps. Wrong! Lesson learnt. The owner showed his sympathy by giving me a 20% discount.
Finding the cable car was an interesting quest. We went through the old town and ...
The city dated back to 2nd and 3rd century before Christ so was pretty old.
The Romans had built on some pretty steep terrain so had done some clever tricks with their stonework to overcome this. Rather than walls and backfill, they built a series of arches and little chambers on top of one and another, kind of like a big bridge on top of each other. It must have worked because its still holding up a temple ...
... and we could see where the Temple was. It had commanding views of the countryside.
We continued our drive to Ayvalik and passed horse and carts going down the highway with cars and trucks, sheep standing in the middle of the road, huge pot holes as we thought we were on the main road but it turned out to be an old road that followed the coast. Lovely ...
... leaves and algae. Not at all inviting. So we wondered amongst the olive groves before upanchoring and motoring the 20 miles for Ayvlaik. A stunning area, which could easily be mistaken for anywhere in NZ, except for the style of the buildings. The town and the smaller village of Alibey are on the shore of a large enclosed area known as ‘the lake’. We arrived mid afternoon, after entering through a ...