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... our 7hr bus trip. The attendant was hilarious, can't speak a word of English but is taken by us, he would pretend to offer us good and turn away and laugh before giving it to us. He also came and gave us a ring of bread that the locals eat to share, which was lovely of him as we think it was part of his and the bus drivers snacks. Finally at 5:30 our bus got into the major bus station, then we had to try and communicate with staff about getting the right shuttle bus into ...
... when entire city fell down in 178 AD).
* The city itself had a courtyard that was 129x83m, columns called the West Portico and the Gate of Faustian used to have a second arch way but is now buried. On top of that, the Basilica, contains four galleries protected by 55 archways of hewn stone.
- At every restaurant, there seems to be old Turkish guys playing checkers.
- Some cities have a lot of stray cats, while Izmir is littered with stray dogs (that all have ...
... police man, almost like he was saying, sh sh - it;s ok. no worries! It was great - we got some great photos!
We went into the Camii - the mosque area and there were tons of boys dressed up in all white, with capes, crowns and daggers - when I asked Izzet about it, he said it was their circumcision day. I think maybe he was joking...but after looking it up, it seems as though he wasn't. The families dress their sons up like that, visit family and the ...
... waiting with open arms and giant smiles. It was overwhelming, and immediately felt at peace. How can I describe the feeling I experienced? It was as though I've known them my entire life, like I wasn't visiting, but instead returning home from a very long trip. Words can't describe it, and perhaps they don't need to. After dropping my luggage off at my uncle's house, we took a trip to a bazaar ...
... and trying to not be separated from our group. We spend a good deal of time walking up several stories inside the excavation site called the "Terrace Houses". These house are covered over during the active and careful excavation. We walk up narrow metal stairs and over plexiglass floors built for us tourists to get an inside view into the home of the well-to-do: walls with frescoes, floors with mosaics, niches for statues. The closed in setting is very hot- not a breeze at ...