Travel Blogs from Izmir
The first stop of the day was Bulbul Mountain. There we stopped at Meynemarra, Saint Mary's house, which was the supposed last place Mary lived. This is not recognized by the Vatican, but it could be a possibility for where she lived. Once we walked down a pathway We spotted the house, now a functioning chapel to pray in and look around. You walk a bit more around a wall and there is a wishing wall. The wall is covered with white napkins and cloth with wishes on them. The ...
You will be relieved to know that todays blog will not be 2650 words long, as was Istanbul and Rome! The difference is today we only went to one place and whilst there was lots to see, its easier to capture in fewer words. We have really enjoyed the comments that are being posted – we read them all and many make us smile or even laugh out loud! I have just not had time to respond to them all or post a reply back – Satellite internet costs 12c per minute on the ...
... National Park. Things such as a fortress, tombs from the second century and a theatre from 325 AD (all from the lost Christian City of Hierpolis of Phrygia).
I then spent the rest of the afternoon swimming in the hot springs, while watching the pink sun set over the Turkish mountains.
Once nightfall had set in, I caught a bus back to Denzili, where I had dinner and caught my night bus to Cappadocia from.
Things of Note:
- Pumakkale = incredible. A ...
... number of different angles, we had tried to make meet ups with friends of friends in Istanbul, but none of then worked out schedule-wise. Yeah, to be honest, Izmir, hasn't impressed me. Our three-hour Sunday afternoon excursion to the waterfront, agora and high-end mall was likely not the best way to take in the flavor of the city, but it is what we had to work with. Course there was lots to look at: tons of ...
... for something else. But I didn't, and all in all it was an interesting day especially when Can told us the story about the toilet's at Ephesus. These public toilets were only for males and they sat in class order with the richer folk sitting at the end where the fresh water started so that those who weren't so rich had to wash their nether regions with dirty water. In the middle of the toilets there was a duck pond with ducks that quacked and made normal duck ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet