Travel Blogs from Izmir
... br> The size of Hierapolis is because it is home to the largest surviving Roman necropolis. The whole of the city is surrounded by cemeteries, In fact the number of tombs is greater than its population because people came here to be buried. They believed there was easier access to the Underworld because of the grotto ("Plutonium") dedicated to Pluto. This grotto for the God of the ...
... had to rush. At lunch a loud speaker announcement was advertising bingo in the afternoon and a French guy behind me mimicked "bingo, bingo, bingo" in the silly voice of the announcer and I was pleased to think that we are not the only ones that think all the entertainment is a bit hi-de-hi. 85% of the passengers (I would estimate) are aged between 20 to 50 years old plus there are loads of families with kids (some even babies) so I guess it is to get ...
... words stripped away, I could only listen to and look at emotion. Pure emotion. The way someone's eyes light up as though they only see you and nothing else; how laughter sounds when it is for the sake of enjoyment and not courtesy; how a hug feels knowing it is not given out of necessity; what a smile looks like when it comes from within. This is love, and I'm so happy I was able to experience it here. I can't wait to come ...
... certainly to we Christians after the Holy Land. The country's many geographical moods and climes are endlessly fascinating and truly breath-taking. Their failure to finalize entrance into the European Union means our dollar goes some 125% farther here than in neighboring Greece; I have not withdrawn money in over ten days and will not be able to (responsibly) spend the remaining lira I have. My daily meals and lodging expenses ...
... where we should head first as we had two stops. We arrived at the House of the Virgin Mary which is at the top of a steep hill. The scenery was beautiful until we hit the parking lot. Busses, taxi's, mini vans as far as the eye could see. We elected to get out and head for the line.
Our guide showed us where mass was held on Sundays outside under the trees - very pretty and we stood in line for around half an hour until we ...
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