Best Western Hotel Konak
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Since we had seen Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary on a previous visit, today we decided to tour the city of Izmir. Izmir is the third largest city in Turkey with a population of over 3 million people. Our cab driver, Jur, drove us by the Culture, Arts and Nature Park in the center of the city to the ruins of the agora in old Smyrna which was constructed as a commerce and government center by the ...
... it were Spanish, there was only a Spanish talking guide. The bus ride was two hours out and two hours home. We had to wake up 7.30. In the bus the Spanish guide volume was so loud that I felt the sound vibrations in my book. Luckily my man had earphones that could dampen noise slightly. We stopped at a tourist resting point. They had hats. When I looked at them a salesman came rushing out putting all sorts of things on my ...
... attached to it, written on various pieces of paper. After viewing this we had the opportunity to buy gifts from a kiosk at the bottom of the hill. The kiosk featured many religious souvenirs, including bottles of holy water, prayer beads, and a lot of beads and jewelry. It was interesting to note that even though this is a sacred place, there was a lot of modernization and it definitely is catered for ...
... seems less ancient and less Muslim ;-) We did eat some awesome "doners"- like a gyro- and walk along the seawall. ... Sorry, excuse me, I'm going to have to insert myself here. It's Max. I'm glad we came to Izmir. I enjoyed Istanbul, but we'd done a good job of walking around and through the most popular tourist areas several times. Most of the people we saw (and it was packed) were foreign tourists. I didn't get a ...
... to hang miraculously above the modern town below. We wander through the site, posing in front of ruined pillars and statues. It's a much smaller site than Ephesus. We're practically by ourselves compared to yesterday.
Afterwards, we lunch in the village (yep, more kebaps) and then head back to Izmir. Tonight is our for-real farewell dinner at the hotel. Tomorrow we'll fly back to Istanbul. Only Jeanne, Mustafa and I will stay, while the rest continue on back to the states.