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... popular beach areas and Istanbul. As we had not touched Turkey on our sailing trip, we thought that this was an excellent way to do the ancient sites all in one go and at little cost.
We had a full itinerary with visits to Priena, Miletos, Didyma, Pergamon, Troy, Ephesus and a popular local village called Sirince.
The hotels would normally ...
... with a tinge of butter and then a dessert involving honey that I did not eat. After dinner my classmates and I went out to the city to partake in the casual activity of smoking sheesha, which we also call hookah. There were not many people out but it was a neat experience to see city life and try hookah. The hookah place also served the delicious and famous Turkish coffee and apple tea, which most of us got as ...
... waiting for me.
I'm excited to end my epic trip with a week of relaxation with the Jackson 5 from Perth, climaxing in the wedding of Ben and Kirsty on Saturday. To say in excited is an understatement!
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I can only imagine the difficulties I would have had to ensure if I turned up to catch my flight at 1.15 instead on 1.15am. I probably would of never made it to Bali. None the less, I'm here now!
Arrive at 430 n catch up with josh
... is a little predictable at this point, but delicious nonetheless.
Afterwards we head back to Izmir. We have dinner on our own at a different sea side cafe as the sun sets over the water. It's a lovely sunset photo op. Then a walk up the square to the quays and back to the hotel.
Sunday May 19 Day 17/3 Izmir
Today begins much like yesterday with a 2 hour bus ride. This time we're heading north to the town of Bergama. It sits below the hilltop acropolis of ...
... sea day.
O.. one last thing... the call to prayer is supposedly five times a day here...we heard it once.. at 8am. That's all. It was a little odd to hear it. I'm sure there are perfectly nice Muslims but I think bad thoughts when I hear that freaky stuff. I feel like my redneck roots came out today but I don't care - these Turkish people are tricky and you have to be tricky back if you are going to get anywhere. Go Me!
PS - Sorry about all the cussing mom and ...