Park Hotel Izmir
Travel Blogs from Izmir
I finally met up with the rest of my troll friends and have said good bye to Fernando for the next two weeks as he heads back to SF. I'm looking forward to this time as I know we have some exciting adventures ahead of us!! Our first stop in Turkey (a place I thought was a small coastal town) is Izmir. Izmir is actually a large city where there aren't many tourists. For the three days we were there, everyday was a different adventure starting with ...
... I made my way back out to the bus. On the way back to the hotel, Taylor, Bennie, and Will gave the class a presentation on Islamic Music. I should explain: Before we left, Dr. Ryder gave us all a subject to research and present as a group at some point during our trip. After the boys' presentation I slept the rest of the bus ride home. It was a great day, but a long day and I was pooped. This trip is amazing but I have got to start getting some more ...
... times which was awesome.
First, a little background about Hierapolis. Called "Thermopolis" in the Bible it is a larger site than Ephesus which we'll explore tomorrow. 'Hierapolis' means "Holy City" and in the Book of Revelations is referred to as receiving one of the "7 letters of Asia Minor." I can't remember what that means, so if you know, drop me a line and I'll add the ...
... pillars, columns, and, of course, the theatre. It is hard for me to fathom creating something so massive, given that the tools available in those days were severely limited. I am extremely thankful I was able to experience this during my visit!
Following the site visit was a trip to the beach! Although not the same beach I visited when I first came to Turkey, this one was as nice (and not nearly as crowded!)! ...
... We found a speaking assistant in this ferry terminal who, in very good English explained that no boats sail back to Alsancak from here. We would have to sail across to Karşiyaka then change and take another boat to Alsancak via Pasaport.
‘How much is that?’ I asked.
’10 Lira and 50 kuruş’ came the reply (pronounced koorush).
Giving here a 20 lira note I said (and I don’t know why as I didn’t know what ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking