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... our 7hr bus trip. The attendant was hilarious, can't speak a word of English but is taken by us, he would pretend to offer us good and turn away and laugh before giving it to us. He also came and gave us a ring of bread that the locals eat to share, which was lovely of him as we think it was part of his and the bus drivers snacks. Finally at 5:30 our bus got into the major bus station, then we had to try and communicate with staff about getting the right shuttle bus into ...
... when entire city fell down in 178 AD).
* The city itself had a courtyard that was 129x83m, columns called the West Portico and the Gate of Faustian used to have a second arch way but is now buried. On top of that, the Basilica, contains four galleries protected by 55 archways of hewn stone.
- At every restaurant, there seems to be old Turkish guys playing checkers.
- Some cities have a lot of stray cats, while Izmir is littered with stray dogs (that all have ...
... the next day is their circumcision day.
From here, we visitied the Chora church, which is beautiful in it's own right, but also looks very much like a mini version of the Hagia Sofia.
We took some photos, Izzet grabbed my camera and walked around taking snapshots of angles he thought I would like, since we were running out of time.
From Chora, Idan drove us to the airport for Izmir, which was so nice!
We headed to Izmir. When we ...
... we made our way to the seaside. It's breathtaking, really - the Aegean Sea (Ege Deniz) is beautiful and vast, and I could spend hours staring into the depths. We spent a short time here, as dinner was waiting for us back home. The night ended with a delicious meal consisting of sarma, dolma, and yoğurt - Turkish flavors that marry together extremely well and made this guy a happy ...
... and trying to not be separated from our group. We spend a good deal of time walking up several stories inside the excavation site called the "Terrace Houses". These house are covered over during the active and careful excavation. We walk up narrow metal stairs and over plexiglass floors built for us tourists to get an inside view into the home of the well-to-do: walls with frescoes, floors with mosaics, niches for statues. The closed in setting is very hot- not a breeze at ...