Hotel Izmir Palas
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... the part of Izmir we are staying, eventually we were taken to the right bus and as we were putting our bags on a Turkish man spoke to us and we had to do a double take as he spoke English perfectly. We are staying at Guzel Izmir hotel. We went for a walk to stretch out our legs and backs down to the seaside and on the way back we passed about 300 police all kitted up in their riot gear which was a little concerning, turns out they were training. We stopped at a local ...
... their ears).
I woke up this morning to the sound I. My phone ringing, by none other then Nonni. So I chatted to her for a while, before eating my complimentary breakfast at my hotel.
Once I got ready, I headed to the bus depot to start my journey to the Ephesus ruins I had heard so much about.
The trip there, including three separate buses, took about two hours. But once I arrived it was automatically worth it. Walking down the path, I ...
... the next day is their circumcision day.
From here, we visitied the Chora church, which is beautiful in it's own right, but also looks very much like a mini version of the Hagia Sofia.
We took some photos, Izzet grabbed my camera and walked around taking snapshots of angles he thought I would like, since we were running out of time.
From Chora, Idan drove us to the airport for Izmir, which was so nice!
We headed to Izmir. When we ...
... Unbeknownst to me, the intent was to find a suit for me to wear for the wedding. After sipping Turkish coffee, we made our way to the outskirts of the bazaar and found a small tailor shop. After trying on a number of different jackets and pants, we found a nice navy blue jacket for me. I must say, the Turkish jacket is quite nice! I'm excited to sport it when I get home! Following our ...
... and with my acrophobia, a little disconcerting at times- especially since I can look down at my feet, seemingly standing in air above the building below me.
We finally work our way down the main walkway again to the famed remains of the Library and walk past the large Theater. It's relative size is deceiving until I realize that the small figures are my fellow tourists. I wonder how many people would make up a full house? Then we walk through the usual gauntlet of ...