Travel Blogs from Ayvalik
... way to Gallipoli. Visited Lone Pine, Chunik Bair, and Anzac cove, it's all very sobering, some who died were only as young as 17yrs old and lied about there identity so they could go to war. It would have been nice to spend a bit more time their but we have to be down at Kas in two days. It has been long long day.
... an associated site which was a temple area where there were hot springs and people 'took the waters'.
By then it was lunch and we headed off for the coast at Dikili, a small seaside resort 20km away. We found a terrific restaurant on the beach and had an enormous fish for lunch (a la 'Turkish House' for the Omani contingent.) It was the best meal we have had so far, but probably the most expensive too. We got talking to a nice Turkish guy who had been ...
Today we had another free day. We got to Ayvalik in the early afternoon, so we just walked around the place. There was not much to see but our guide told us that this was the place that old people which to retire at because of the weather. It is very nice year round. For our stay we were at an Ottoman style house. ...
... UNESCO making it a world heritage site even though arguably much more deserving sites such as Ephesus are not protected. If only there was a book on Ephesus by John Grisham, and a movie staring Tom Cruise, then they would have heritage protection in a jiffy. Troy does have one other important feature however. As you stand on the hill at the site of the ruins, you look out across a straight of ...
... was everything that the site at Troy was not. Much still remains here, and between the ruins and their beautiful surroundings it is a lovely site. The Asclepion – named for Asclepius, the God of Medicine – was part medical centre, part spa. There were treatment rooms and baths, people had massages, and there was even a Roman theatre. Diagnoses for the sick who came here were derived mostly by way of dream ...
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