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... next to use started up a conversation and ended up buying us some tea. One thing I must say is that Turkish people are so nice! They seem to love talking to tourists and teaching us about the Turkish life. So on to Ephesus. It is the largest well preserved ruins in the world. The large part was a little daunting due to the heat, but once we got to exploring we discovered it was well worth it. Probably should have planned to go a little later in the day, but it worked ...
... It was really beautiful up there and a lovely sunny day. I must admit it was a little scary up there so I'm glad we were with two other people! After this we went to Konak square and saw the clock tower before heading back to the ship. We were glad to be back as they were having a protest in Izmir an hour from the port and we wanted to avoid it. It was super loud and the people seemed very enthusiastic. I have no idea what it was about because ************e spoke ...
... while to settle in before we headed to the rooftop restaurant (casual, I know) to enjoy yet another Turkish dinner! After dinner, we took some pictures on the roof and made a group decision to go out and explore the city if Izmir! I have a really strong feeling we will regret this decision, but hey, we are only in Turkey a few more days! Lets see where the night takes us!!
Izmir, I love you!
... Finding the Agora ruins just in the middle of Izmir were amazing. Research shows that these ruins are in fact from the ancient city of Smyrna, dating back 8,500 years.
Some facts about Agora:
* the reforming of this old city was conducted by Alexander the Great.
* Smyrna withstood many earthquakes over the times. The legend states that Tantolos (founded Izmir and the son of Zeus and Plouto) betrayed the gods. As such, they punished him by striking his city with ...
... and Theresa left for a hamam experience, and a history professor and her daughter sat down at the table next to us and joined the conversation. Both David and the ladies are quite the travelers and were a lot of fun to talk with about places they've been and languages they speak (like eight languages between the three).
Once Uncle Albert and I got into gear, the first place we went was the Izmir Agora ruin (Smyrna city market). It was ...