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... 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 ...
... ancient sights that could be picked out on the hills. If we had more time it would have been interesting to walk between and around the small villages, but we need to keep moving. The houses in yjis atea are low and made if large stones, they remind us if the ones in Tibet, the farmers seem to mostly have goats, not slot else would find enough grazing in the scrubby landscape. The farmers have built large round animal shelters out if boulders ...
It's cold this morning only 15 degrees! The heater will soon warm us up!
We are heading for an interesting town on the coast, Ayvalik, behind the sea front there is an old Greek fishing village. During the the 'War of Independsnce' in the 1920's, the Greek population were forced to abandon their homes and relocate to Levos, whilst in turn the Turks from that island were compelled to start new lives in Ayvalik.
The journey there passed through some lovely scenery, ...
The day starts with a traumatic experience, as we are getting ready to leave some of the men who were here with the rams reappear, they untied them and proceed to sacrifice them almost in front of us. I have witnessed sacrifices in Nepal at their festivals and I find them very upsetting. If you have never heard an animal squealing as their throat is cut you cannot know how horrible it is. I know that I shouldn't judge other people's cultures but it I find ...
With Mike & Michel we are driving up the coast from Bodrum to Istanbul with stops at Selcuk and Cannakale (pronounced Ch-naka-lay)! We need an extra overnight stop along the way so we decide on Ayvalik, a beach resort. We decide to "case the joint" before choosing a hotel...and that is when the fun starts! Not seeing any hotels in the town area we head up to a high spot and then for some insane reason pull off down a narrow cobbled lane that just ...