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... a clerk queried his computer and came up negative. No Tatev in the directory. We told her the full story about the Homer (we left out the bits about the Trojan horse and Hercules' labors even thought it would have helped pass time on this rainy afternoon) Iliad. She clarified that she taught Basic English (just a few alphabets and words, perhaps an odd sentence or two) in this department. We should probably check with the Department of Literature where it is ...
... dress well covered. Also, although the mayority is muslim, they rarely pray 5 times a day or even go to the mosque. I guess is a little bit like christianity over europe, tradicional but not massively followed up to every rule. This makes Turkey a really pleasant country to visit, because nobody looks at you in an bad way as a tourist, and even is quite multiculturalised. Of couse I'm talking about the big cities, because, same as ...
... the house the Virgin Mary is believed to have lived in until her death; it has been recognised by the Vatican as a pilgrimage site and most people seem to have taken them for their word as it was absolutely packed. We had a short queue then entered into the small shrine area which was nicely done and then before you could blink we had shuffled back out. We then visited the springs before heading off for Ephesus it's self. This was a ...
... at the map we saw a dotted line from Alsancak terminal to Konak. We asked the man at the counter about the boat to Konak. He waved us away and pointed to the man at the turnstile. He, in turn, waved us through and pointed to a large map on the wall. We felt we had entered the world of Marcel Marceau!! Not a word was said. Everything was done in mime. Maybe it’s a special holiday to celebrate this extraordinarily talented French mimic!!! The shaking of the head ...
... a creepy guy who was trying to "help" us. Many of the locals were willing to try to help us find our way, but it seemed like each one had a slightly different version of where we should turn to find our hotel. We did eventually find our hotel after about a half hour, but it should have only been 15 minutes. As we had a very early flight the next morning we had a quick dinner at the hotel before heading off to bed.
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Pets allowed