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Travel Blogs from Izmit
... the 5pm bus and sat and relaxed.
When our bus arrived, we were a bit surprised. This was not the luxury express bus we arrived in and that we saw coming in and out of the station - this was the inner city bus we had expected originally. Unfortunately, somehow, the 5pm bus was what seemed like the only local bus of all of the busses. There were no other options. We could wait til 6:30...but decided just to take it. The good news was, again, because ...
... and cut crevasses into the soft lime-stone, creating effects like paws and fingers of small giants.
The sun was still high in the sky at 5PM, when we hit the beach. We saw it appearing from the distance, it's dark blue and green like a gem amongst the greens and the vast blue of the sky, and soon we were puffing along one of the two rivers that encompassed the small village of Ağva, towards the sandy beach littered with lounging chairs and sunbrellas. ...
... It was disgusting how these rodents would so soil their own homes. I don't need to go into the details. But of humans to exhibit the same traits, I just don't know. I am not a neat and clean freak by any stretch of the imagination, but do try to keep a handle on things. I had notions toward a picture book for Turkey. On the left page would be the beautiful scenic overview (and I do say that Turkey is an endless collection of extremely varied and beautiful ...
... John's theory is that all lost things end up re-sold in the Istanbul Grand Bazaar.) We toured through the Old Cistern. It was built in the 500's to hold water for the city. The water came from the hills via aqueduct. The Cistern was a real engineering feat; with hundreds of columns supporting arched and vaulted roofs, all covered with rubble. It was nicely lit, and contained enough water to give a sense of what it was like when it was operational. There ...
... via the Dardanelles Strait. Istanbul has a European look and feel. There are charming outdoor cafes everywhere, as well as numerous rambling bazaars with shops selling everything imaginable including spices, rugs, jewelry, pashminas, blue china, and on and on. The weather here is brisk - in the 60s (refreshing after hot India). To get our bearings we walked along the Sea of Marmara for miles. Many tourist boats, ferries and ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center