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Today we got a taxi to visit Ephesus, about an hours drive south to see the ruins of this city. I was a bit worried where the taxi driver was taking us but turned out all good (even tho he drove 160km on the motorway and Mark thought something didn't sound right in the back, turns out we had puncture on the way back ...
... gorgeous site seeing. They have many small businesses that bring in revenue and are a small community. So far I would say that Alašatı has been my favorite place in Turkey and I am glad Oscar suggested that area. We viewed a statue of the second President of Turkey, Mehibe Ismet, and his wife which was centered along the boardwalk. After exploring the edge of the town we went to a small ice cream ...
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- After noticeably apprehensive of doing Turkey solo at first, I couldn't have enjoyed the week any more. I have for as much as I possibly could of into a week. From Izmir, to Ephesus, to Pumakkale and Cappadocia to Istanbul and finally the incredible Gallipoli, Turkey has wen out of this world. I highly recommend that everyone visits there, as it has so much (different) activities and things to offer that the rest of Europe can't.
- On top of that, ...
... 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 ...
... truth is.. I'm mentally exhausted from being "aware" and bargaining and yelling back at these men all day and because Kamie & I went wayyyy away from the area where the other Americans or cruise ships were (hence some very good bargains) but I was even afraid to take pictures in that area and it did not feel safe.
So...overall...I don't like Turkey. I'm an open-minded, good traveler but I call it as I see it - the women are obvious treated ...