Wes Hotel Izmit
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... for 5 kilometres and are surrounded by a double ditch. At one time there were 100 towers in various locations. In the 1300's when the Ottoman Empire expanded the the main church in town was converted into what became known as the Orhan Mosque. A madrasa and baths were built nearby as well as a soup kitchen. Much of the town was destroyed in 1921 during the Greco-Turkish ...
... around the ruins for a while and then drove to the city’s limit to view its ancient walls. As mentioned earlier, they were built in 300 BC. We didn’t get out of the bus but looked through the windows. . It was quite impressive and amazing just to think that the people back then was so advanced architecturrally.
We then drove to Bursa for more discoveries yet to come!
... and cut crevasses into the soft lime-stone, creating effects like paws and fingers of small giants.
The sun was still high in the sky at 5PM, when we hit the beach. We saw it appearing from the distance, it's dark blue and green like a gem amongst the greens and the vast blue of the sky, and soon we were puffing along one of the two rivers that encompassed the small village of Ağva, towards the sandy beach littered with lounging chairs and sunbrellas. ...
... It was disgusting how these rodents would so soil their own homes. I don't need to go into the details. But of humans to exhibit the same traits, I just don't know. I am not a neat and clean freak by any stretch of the imagination, but do try to keep a handle on things. I had notions toward a picture book for Turkey. On the left page would be the beautiful scenic overview (and I do say that Turkey is an endless collection of extremely varied and beautiful ...
... station. The Express hasn't operated out of Istanbul for decades, and the station is now for commuter locals. With a lot of imagination we could picture what it must have been like in the way-back days of steam trains and hot intrigue. We saw no spies (and very few people, but we did get almost-fleeced by a pair of shoe-shine boys. We were bigger than them and justice prevailed). On Friday we had a 9PM flight to Athens, so we had most of the day. We ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking