Grand Hotel Temizel
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OK, so I was right about my unreliability - I do have some blogs but I've had no time to edit not enough reliable wifi to publish. Of course here I am na finding some time on the bus after a nap and ou guide starts to point out where the last remaining nomads in turkey live!!! But I am going to press on.
Our guide has a masters in archaeology and is we think a bit of a wanna ...
... couple of hours to walk the streets at our leisure before being picked up and taken to lunch. Izmir, third largest city in Turkey, some interesting sights sounds and smells. Followed by s buffet style lunch, there seems to be a pattern forming....and then on towards Ayvaik and the Grand Hotel ...
... the ancient pathway were perfect. On top we were blown away by both the wind and the Temple of Trajan. While not much of the Trajaneum remains, there was a corner of the building that remained situated upon massive columns. Just that one corner made such an impression after all the solo columns we had seen; it really became a great point of imagination to recreate the scale of the temple in my mind's eye.
The steepest amphitheater ever unearthed was neat ...
... of westerners were easily picked out. Within an hour of arriving we were settled into our ‘Pansiyon’ (basically a B&B). We initially were confronted with dodgy hotels by the water or the ‘ones’ next door that had been renovated and were twice the price.
After chatting with a couple of Aussie couples edging into retirement we followed their general direction up the hill to the older area of town where the narrow streets ...
It's funny that sometimes the best laid plans are those that unravel the most quickly. It was finally time to leave Istanbul. I had read about a nice train and ferry trip from the capital down to Bergama which is near Pergamon, a site of some ancient Anatolian ruins. The day before I had bought both my ferry and train tickets, also surveying the departure dock terminal so that I would not have any issues when leaving my hostel at 6am the next morning. When ...