Grand Efe Hotel
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... above the terracing and three rooms are used for exhibits of the small finds of jewellery and pottery in one room, statues and wall bas relief carvings in the second, and lastly a room full of sarcophagi and funeral art. There’s a lovely garden with more statues but we were running out of time so rushed into the café to get fresh iced pomegranate and orange (do you sense an addiction here?) and a doner each, yummy, we ate on the run back to the bus. ...
... to what we have in NZ. In the park an electronic clock was showing 33C (the high for the day was 36C) and it certainly was hot, but it was ok walking in the sun but I just felt it if I stood still.
We were back on board half an hour early, at 1.30pm and the ship departed at 2.30pm. I was initially surprised that most of our port stops depart early afternoon instead of 5 or 6pm but in fact the timing is about right in this hot weather and we ...
... no English that you had to pay to shower. We paid and had a proper shower with all the soaps etc. He looked like he was just used to locals just rinsing the salt water off. Anyway it was great and after that Set up the car for sleeping and then bought a couple of beers and walked onto the beach and sat and watched the nightlife. There was the local star on the microphone blaring out ...
... few levels. On the one hand, we had a once-in-a-lifetime experience to look at a unique country and culture at a critical crossroads socially and politically, as well as all it had to offer in a historical sense. On the other, we spent a week as a grouping of three distinct cultures in a country where no one spoke the language. We all made lifelong friends and left the trip as fuller people than when we had left Philadelphia just 10 days before. A truly priceless experience.
... but it served as the first evidence as the mixture of those two great religions that I have heard so much about. Mini bus, train, and metro ride back to Izmir, blown out from the day.
The next day we explored more of Izmir. We ended up touring a battleship and submarine which rested in the western part of the massive bay. We'd spent most of the vacation with our friend Tansu, our Turkish friend who speaks pretty good English. As he goes to pay the his ...
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