Travel Blogs from Izmir
... table for you to barbecue on a habachi at your table. It looked fun for those who would linger for a few hours. We decided to move on without eating.
We were scheduled to meet a Notary at the US consulate on Monday and had booked a hotel, the Mini, in advance. Since we have a car, we don't have to worry about the exact neighborhood, and the Mini was perfect. Staff was friendly and they gave ...
... It was so nice, I don't know why we don't do that in the States! Who wants to sit upright in a hard chair with their shoes on while they eat? Not this girl. No, this place was quite suitable for me.
Seriously, Oscar Deserves an Award
When we finished our lunch, Oscar took us to another out-of-the-way spot. We had to drive up a mountain to get there, which almost gave me a heart attack, but it was so worth it. He brought us to visit ...
... do for a minor cut?
Part of Pamukkale is open to swimming.This area is the hot springs - why anyone wants to get into hot springs on such a blistering day is beyond me, but some of our group did enjoy the water. Oh, and YES, those are real Roman ruins at the bottom of this pool. Unbelievable.
Those of us who wanted to walk with Ender through Hierapolis got together. ...
... So much to learn, but at least I have most of the difficult steps on video for future reference.
When we sat down to eat, I was blown away; the flavor was amazing and the texture was perfect! No joke, I ate so much that I nearly got sick - part of me hates to admit that, but hey, when in Turkey! This meal seriously put to shame the mantı dishes I had in Istanbul, and I can't wait to make it at home.
Watch out, Omaha!
... water is now 7KM away.
The city was built from marble that was mined from the mountains nearby.
The first traces of habitation date back to the 5000BC, when the Amazonians lived there.
Then it was settled by the Greeks, then Romans and then the Byzantine Empire (where Constantinople was the Capital).
It housed 250 000 people until the city was abandoned due to outbreaks of Malaria and ...