Anemon Izmir Hotel
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Today was a very nice day. We got up and went to the Istanbul Airport to fly to Izmir. It was only an hour flight so it wasn't too bad. I did sleep the entire way though. But once we got there Oscar meet back up with us and it was a relaxing and loose day. We still saw some amazing things. Oscar gave us some interesting facts about Izmir. I learned …
So I had a Catholic moment of awe today. We first went to the house of the Virgin Mary. The house has not been confirmed by the church but has been visited by Popes and is run by priests and nuns. It is believed to be the home of the Virgin Mary after the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. There was a church where pictures were not permitted …
... were built to keep the area for pedestrians only. Terrace houses were built so that the each house had a shaded area in front. The peristyle(courtyard) mosaics were visible & in wonderful condition. Geometric designs in limestone & terra cotta.
The inscription museum was fabulous not least because we could trace over the words with our fingers. Looking up the via were rows of Cypress trees & columns- ...
... in the 1922 fire. The Turks regained control of Izmir, then called Smyrna, in September 1922 thus effectively finishing the Greco-Turkish War. The fire devastated majority of the city and everything was rebuilt. Buildings weren't tall and there was a large amount of space directly by the seaside.
Once plans were made in Izmir or make a highway directly by the sea. Thank goodness this was scrapped. The promenade was wide and had lanes ...
Since arriving, we have eaten all kinds of Turkish food. All of it has been delicious and plentiful. Some observations:
- We always hear that food portions in America are extremely large. We’ve got nothing on the Turks. Every meal is enormous.
- The Turks don’t have a lot of fancy names for their food. When you see something that looks interesting, you get answers like “that is meat, this is vegetables.”
- It is not always assumed that ...