Swissotel Grand Efes Izmir
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The worst thing about being in a tour group is the early hours: wake-up call at 6:30 am, luggage in front of the room by 7:15 am, run to breakfast, then the bus leaves at 8:00 am, supposedly sharp but as with every group, there's always an absent-minded straggler who’s 10-15 minutes late, holding up the entire busload. These people are not …
We seem to be up and running on all cyliders again, and just as well as we were off in the bus really early after a 6am wake-up call. The reason behind this was to be the first tour bus to visit Ephesus, a wonderful area where we were amazed by all the excavation finds. I had seen pictures of the library which was the third biggest in the world at …
Wow. What a day. We started off bright and sparky (what else could you expect on an organised tour?). First stop was to see Virgin Mary's House - something of a pilgimage for Christians and Muslims alike. I wasnt there for any religious experience but dutifully went into a little chapel where you could purchase a couple of tapers and look at some …
... just shrugged and walked past us. We decided to get into the campus and hope for a directory display or someone who spoke English.
Every young woman in the campus looked like Tatev (we were hoping to actually meet her and give the book in person) until she got closer. But wait, did we remember to bring the book with us to Izmir? We were staying in Selcuk and were on a day trip to Izmir which was an hour away by train. Of course, we did bring the book with us! ...
... the bus stop to the address of my couchhost. I met Ceren then, a really relax and easy-going turkish girl, so friendly since the very first moment. I later met the whole bunch of her flatmates who were also so welcoming and interesting to meet, most of them french who were doing either exchange or working in the place. Turkey is such an interesting country, and Izmir is such a beautiful city, really "westernalised" and yet still containing ...
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