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TravelPod Member ReviewsHilton Izmir
Terrific hotel, nice rooms, stupendous buffet. They even had honey comb. Very comfortable bed, and a nice sunny bay window with 2 chairs for relaxing. The patio bar on the 9th floor was too windy and/or sunny, but the bar/patio on street level was very nice to sit in.
supposedly no internet in the rooms, but once I got connected in the lobby I was able to use it in my room.
Near the seafront and lots of restaurants and ferries.
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Wed 21 May 2014 Izmir (formerly Smyrna)
A perfect city orientation tour in Izmir. Seljuk told us we would do what the locals do. Our trusty bus driver, Tolga, in his yellow t-shirt and converse shoes today, picks us up and drives us to the Kashekoy Market on the East side of the bay. This is a local market held only on Wednesdays. We are …
... how Toronto has completely botched their waterfront. It was so nice here, with restaurant after restaurant lining the walkway and all of them had huge outdoor patios. After dinner we picked up some final souvenirs, namely Turkish Delight and baklava before coming back to the hotel for our final packing before the flight home tomorrow. I am definitely going to miss Turkey and cannot wait until I can make my way back ...
... haha. Funny now but not at the time.
We quickly got out of there and sat down in the square. Some of the girls decided they wanted to go do a turkish bath but me and sheree settled for ice cream in the shade.
Turns out it was a good decision as the girls came back looking horrified. lol. One girl had quite the story to tell about her bather bottoms being ripped off her by her big fat turkish woman massuse.
After all ...
... the truck drove up the hill in front of us! We thought it was quite funny but our tour leader didn't :-s
We got to Gorome where it's famous for its 'Fairy Castles'. They were these amazing rock formations which looked more like McDonalds soft serve than anything and some were carved into houses and churches. Enjoyed a few days here eating yummy food! This was our last major stop in Turkey, apart from a few camps on the way to Iran.
One campsite happened ...
... on these writings. Believe it or not, it can take hours to write and edit one of these little jottings and do the same for the photographs.
Be that as it may, on Monday I made a return to the village and archaeological site of ancient Sardis, once perhaps the richest city in the world based on all the gold of King Croesus, and where money in the form of coinage is said to have been "invented." I had two main purposes for a return ...