Grand Zeybek Hotel
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... Taksi (taxi) drivers smokin in their car while transporting passengers. Tons of animals on the street that seem to belong to no one in particular, just part of the neighborhood....people leave bowls of water everywhere for them. The packaging for American products is really cool too. Our dish soap brand is "Fairy". Even the instant coffee is delicious...as are their candies/pastries.
Ventured out a bit last night ...
... city map. It was a 10 minute brisk walk to the center (not quite a perfect location.) But the helpful friendly English speaking staff and the cleanliness of this modern hotel made up for the non-optimum location.
We walked 15 minutes and found a friendly and tasty lokanta for dinner. Izmir is a big, modern, International city with horrible parking options. It seems like a great place for an expat to live.
... It was so nice, I don't know why we don't do that in the States! Who wants to sit upright in a hard chair with their shoes on while they eat? Not this girl. No, this place was quite suitable for me.
Seriously, Oscar Deserves an Award
When we finished our lunch, Oscar took us to another out-of-the-way spot. We had to drive up a mountain to get there, which almost gave me a heart attack, but it was so worth it. He brought us to visit ...
... mates talking sports, politics etc, went home for lunch and then went back again. Women could go to the cafes but didn’t, they were probably taking care of their grandchildren and making dinner. Blow that for a joke.
Izmir is the third biggest city in Turkey, has four million people, was known as Smyrna in the ancient world. It seemed to take a long time to drive through it to the seaside and our hotel, this time a real thermal hotel ...
We have been so incredibly lucky with the weather during our trip. Rain is not uncommon this time of year, and we haven't seen a drop...and it has been HOT! Hot, hot, hot!
Our sightseeing today was to Pamukkale and Hierapolis. Though these are technically two different sites they are in exactly the same area.
First we explored Pamukkale, home to famous and beautiful ...