Travel Blogs from Izmir
... will have to wait until Seljuk translates for me to find out my future.
But later, disaster. My back cramps up. Now I am worried. I need my back, my legs, my feet for the rest of the trip. I do as many stretching exercises as I can stand, and continue reading Birds Without Wings until almost midnight.
Thu 22 May Izmir
While most of the group takes the optional tour to Pergammum (more Roman ruins), some of the ladies ...
... insane amount of pictures and they all turned out perfectly! That view of the mountains in the background could make any picture perfect! We were able to stroll at a good pace up and down the street. We saw birds above and fish below, fishing boats all the way up to cruise ships going in and out of the harbor or parked for the night, and many locals, who contrary to Istanbul, greeted us and embraced our presence in their lovely ...
... too so I’ve made sure there are enough photos for the obligatory Christmas cat mug for Pete in December. He’ll be happy about that. He did say that in the men’s’ toilet, in one of the handbasins, there were three cats curled up around each other but he didn’t take a photo.
Lunch was close by, a large restaurant run by nomads and we sat in a series of small enclosures, on the floor, on cushions, with a central table. ...
... Supposedly I did a semi-decent rendition of ‘California Love’ but at the time it may have sounded like an aural holocaust. I don’t recall the end of the night, but I think we all clicked our heels 3 times and were wistfully swept away into our beds.
Excursion and a learnin’
We went back to our first host for our last 2-3 days in Izmir, and once again, we had an incredible time. He was remarkably helpful and showed us ...
... am going to tell two bad stories now. One is my blunder. The other story is Kamie's MUCH BIGGER blunder. Neither one of us are proud of these stories but I can't tell of his horrific blunder without telling of my little one. They both involve shopping. We first went into the market and I saw a cart full of wooden spoons listed for 5 Lira each. I immediately started bargaining for 2 spoons for 2. No. They finally agreed to 2 spoons for 4. And then I gave them 4 ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Pets allowed