Travel Blogs from Alsancak
... We headed off for a walk on the marina and esplanade it is a beautiful spot, harbour full of sailing boats and a huge cruise liner the streets full of. People shops and restaurants. We made to the end of esplanade where kris and George and Clare and Vinnie were staying stopped. In and had a drink with them and ended up staying for dinner had a great night lots of laughs. Walk back to our motel to find David and Tina having a night cap so of course we joined ...
... 21st century. But the stone inscription on the cult of the Emperor at Smyrna seemed genuine (since it is in Greek, my dear Watson!).
Several of the useful displays provided information on the architectural details (like which direction the doors opened etc.) but there was one that seemed to be designed to provide mirth rather than information. But truth, as they say, is stranger (certainly funnier!) than fiction. We reproduce it here in its entirety:
... Site. This city is well known in Homer's Iliad where Helen's face launched a thousand ships. German businessman, Heinrich Schliemann began excavations in 1870 after reading the Iliad, but according to our Tour Director, damaged much of the archaeological treasures, because he was not ...
... same mistake). After a few delayed emails back and forth, we chatted more and she told me more and more about her town of Izmir. It caught my attention. I began to look it up on the Internet and found myself wanting to see it in person more and more. When in South Africa and booking the next few flights, I decided to make Izmir one of the stops. But when I arrived here, I was completely gassed. I was super tired. I had burnt myself out the ...
... Information desk in the hope they could tell us what was going on, and 2 women in face masks told us to go to the Turkish Airlines check-in desk. There was a massive queue, so we took part in the Turkish queueing style - barge in so you can be seen - but refrained from the speak very loudly in Turkish as we were tired and didn't have the energy. We discovered, on reaching the woman at the desk, that we couldn't get on the flight that we were booked on as that ...
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