Moevenpick Hotel Izmir
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- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Minbar in room
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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So yesterday involved a lot of traveling but it was definitely worth it in the end. We got up and left Avanos for Nevsehir and the local airport. After checking in and passing through security we waited for our plane to Istanbul. Once we got to Istanbul we had an hour and a half layover before we boarded another plane to Izmir. Once we landed in Izmir everyone was a little tried of traveling but the rest of the day would more than make up for it. ...
Since arriving, we have eaten all kinds of Turkish food. All of it has been delicious and plentiful. Some observations:
- We always hear that food portions in America are extremely large. We’ve got nothing on the Turks. Every meal is enormous.
- The Turks don’t have a lot of fancy names for their food. When you see something that looks interesting, you get answers like “that is meat, this is vegetables.”
- It is not always assumed that ...
... me which is a beautiful area of ports and restaurants lining the sea. Everyone was blown away by the views. We were on the water yet there was huge mountains behind us. The weather was great that day too so of course we stopped to take a lot of pictures. Just looking at the water and being right there was a cool experience. Once we finished taking in the views, we walked up the road a ways until we got to Oscar's favorite ice cream place. One of ...
... for the day before running into the water. I then followed this all the way up to the Golden Horn.
This walk took ages, as I was looking for a view of the Horn but couldn't find one. At least I got a good shot in the end and for to watch some young Turkish soccer players go at it.
By the time I got back into the centre of Istanbul, I was exhausted and needed a quick break. So I headed back to the hostel, through the intense spice markets (and getting lost on the way) ...
... told you there were at least 3 large graveyards surrounding the town). The Northern Necropolis is the largest ancient graveyard in Anatolia with over 1200 tombs! There are graves from the Hellenistic, Roman and Christian eras.
The tomb types ranged from circle tombs (right), shown here, that encased families (kind of a mausoleum) all buried in the same structure)