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... were secretly pleased we had skipped dinner the night before. spent the day relaxing in the shade, catching up on our blog, and wandering the back streets of Ayvalik. Dinner at the neighbouring restaurant was delightful, fish of course (being a friday), and a selection of meze (traditional turkish dishes). Enjoyed meeting and talking with the local fishermen, tried a sample of fresh cooked mussels, Ken not so keen on the spicy addition to the mussels but Tim and I loved it.
... way to Gallipoli. Visited Lone Pine, Chunik Bair, and Anzac cove, it's all very sobering, some who died were only as young as 17yrs old and lied about there identity so they could go to war. It would have been nice to spend a bit more time their but we have to be down at Kas in two days. It has been long long day.
This was the day I was most concerned about as there were any number of travel logistics that could go amiss but it all worked extremely well.
We took the ferry from a small port 10 minutes by taxi from our hotel.. It was a large modern ferry and a smooth 90 minute crossing to the port tone near Bursa. We then took a bit of a hair raising taxi ride to the Europecar rental somewhere in Bursa where our car was waiting for us. After the usual paperwork, the four of us and our ...
April 5, 2014
Day two at Istanbul Pansiyon
Breakfast in the garden was a simple but tasty spread. Fresh bread, a boiled egg, olives, cheese, sliced tomato ...
... Then we rounded one hillside and the spectacular view of the village Behramkale clung against a mountain and the Temple of Athena at the very top of it, greeted us. We looked up some facts about the site and detoured up the hill for a visit
- Assos was founded 900 BC by people from Lesbos
- The Pillars are from the Temple of Athena which was build in 530BC.
- Aristotle opened an academy here
- St. Paul visited in ...
- Swimming pool