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Izmir. Whatever. Cruises are boring. Turkey could have been great if it weren't for cruise. Nothing has improved since yesterday. It is full of them whereever you go. Eating, swimming, sight seeing, they are everywhere. Of course we have a cabin, and that is absolutely the only way you can be free of them. Sight seeing would be great too, outside of tourist season. We assigned for a paid excursion. Because most of the people ...
... to buy but it was interesting and we all enjoyed the trip even though we did not think we would.
The rest of our group had gone shopping and raved about the shopping in Izmir however we enjoyed the time at the ancient site. We wailed away from this beautiful city which spread along the coast with mountains behind it. It was a great experience and I wish we'd had more time in Turkey. I've promised myself I will come back ...
... a creepy guy who was trying to "help" us. Many of the locals were willing to try to help us find our way, but it seemed like each one had a slightly different version of where we should turn to find our hotel. We did eventually find our hotel after about a half hour, but it should have only been 15 minutes. As we had a very early flight the next morning we had a quick dinner at the hotel before heading off to bed.
... lash it to something and password protect it).
I can't say what I've seen of Izmir so far is beautiful... it's very urban and built up in a messy way. There are a few ancient ruins around but not presented well (perhaps they are works in progress).
Tomorrow I'm off on a day trip to the ruins of Sardis so hopefully (if my guide can find this hotel) it will be a fun day.
... thus "holy water". Each faucet offers benefits; one for health, one for wealth and one for love.
Next stop was the ruins of Ephesus, once a vital port until sediment filled in the area distancing the city ffrom the see by 8km.The wetlands first caused malaria, wiping out a large population and then, as the city was cut off from the sea people left and eventually the city was abandoned. We walked through the governmental ...