Travel Blogs from Izmir
... feature where the tour groups stopped. After we walked back into town for a late lunch at a little local cafe, which we had a toasted sandwich with some sort of salami's, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and sauces which were delicious. We wandered around Selcuk itself taking in this beautiful town, pinching a couple of oranges off the fruit tree lined footpaths and the sunshine before hopping back on the train. Oh and we saved a tortoise that was stuck on his back and watched him ...
... number of different angles, we had tried to make meet ups with friends of friends in Istanbul, but none of then worked out schedule-wise. Yeah, to be honest, Izmir, hasn't impressed me. Our three-hour Sunday afternoon excursion to the waterfront, agora and high-end mall was likely not the best way to take in the flavor of the city, but it is what we had to work with. Course there was lots to look at: tons of ...
After Ephesus we headed to the leather factory which Can pointed out was air conditioned much to our delight! Upon arrival we were whisked into a room with a catwalk and single file seating lined up in a U shape around it, given a free drink of warm apple juice and greeted by the MC who informed us that we could use the cards in front of us to take note of the numbers of any of the items we fancied during the show to purchase later.
... celebration of the young and gymnastics and dedicated to the beginning of their War of Independence. The local kids are dressed up, some in native attire and others in their sports gear. Mustafa allows us to stop and run over for some quick photos.
Then we drive up the steep hill where we leave the bus to board a funicular to the top. It's an involved process that reminds me of boarding a Ferris wheel that never stops. Inside a small building, we're confronted with ...
... and were almost immediately accosted by another man in the street promising more šay and carpets.
“I take you to wholesaler – good man – he will show you the best carpets in Izmir!”
Having heard these sentiments by now many times before, we followed him cautiously up a wooden staircase and into a large showroom with carpets adorning the walls and housing many more stacked and rolled up to one side. The owner gave us šay and ...
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- Pets allowed