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Travel Blogs from Izmir
... knows we like the smaller roads.) The lane got narrower and narrower. As we made one last turn. TomTom had the last laugh. The lane ahead was a flight of stairs.... We had to double back down the hill - in reverse. Amazingly, we made it without a scratch.
We got back to the main road past the Red Basilica and found a small road that wound up the mountain toward the site of the ruins. It was ...
... while Dr. Breitenburg and Michael went up further to record us.
I'm not sure about anyone else, but I thought we'd sing just a couple of songs. We ended up singing almost our entire set! It was not perfect, but I think it certainly could have been worse, especially considering we didn't warm up at all and not everyone was feeling well. Our first song was "Entarisi," which is rather difficult for most of us. I can only speak for myself, but ...
... seeing the shirt that the man’s friend had given him. I plodded my way up an endless slope to a tiny Orthodox church which is undergoing restoration, lovely shape both inside and out, and a beautiful view of the upper village out the next-door café window. Then I just wandered down slowly, found a dear little old lady at the back of the church with a table laden with knitting, she was sitting with her little cat and didn’t mind when I asked if ...
Orhan decided we had to start early for Ephesus as a cruise liner was in port and 40 odd buses would be crowding us out. The amphitheatre has to be seen to be believed, it is enormous but then, 2000 years ago the population was 250,000. We walked the Arcadian way, as opposed to the poncey way, down to the library and the communal toilets with no divisions between seats.
Orhan then delivered us to ...
... of taxi drivers and perfume sellers. Wow! €5 for 200ml of Dolce & Gabana. Why on earth did I let that one go??!
Walking down the promenade known as the Kordon, we both felt, as we looked across the harbour at the houses rising partway up the hills that cut Izmir off from receiving 3G on her phone, that this had a flavour of Hong Kong harbour about it. There seemed to be a steady flow of ferries crossing the bay. This we had to explore more.
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