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... couple of hours to walk the streets at our leisure before being picked up and taken to lunch. Izmir, third largest city in Turkey, some interesting sights sounds and smells. Followed by s buffet style lunch, there seems to be a pattern forming....and then on towards Ayvaik and the Grand Hotel ...
We left around 11.00am along the coast road to the twin towns of Assos and Behramkale, the former Greek settlement spreads out around the ancient temple of Athena Assos was founded in the 8th century BC, the temple was built in 530BC. We parked below the temple and walked the short way to the entrance, the lanes were lined with people selling local produce, souvenirs and the like. Not much remains of the temple and some parts had been ...
... there and take look. The hill where the rock footprint is, has great views, but unfortunately it's quite hazy. We set off again heading for the Biga Peninsula. We followed the coast road and came across a camp site. We pulled in and had to weave our way through the olive trees trying to miss any low branches and parked up. It is like a mini resort, there are small huts that are for rent, there is a restaurant facing a narrow shingle beach which has loungers, and grass ...
The day starts with a traumatic experience, as we are getting ready to leave some of the men who were here with the rams reappear, they untied them and proceed to sacrifice them almost in front of us. I have witnessed sacrifices in Nepal at their festivals and I find them very upsetting. If you have never heard an animal squealing as their throat is cut you cannot know how horrible it is. I know that I shouldn't judge other people's cultures but it I find ...
... quick! More wild gesticulating as we inch our way back and finally leave the chaos behind. First time we have ever been in a bazaar and not been forced to buy a carpet! But there is more...the next road takes us into the fruit and veg market and we are trapped. Ian hops out of the car and finds old mate Turkish man and says "We are mad Australians and are lost can you help us get back to the main road". He laughs and personally escorts Ian with us ...