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Turkey: Izmir

The metropolis by the sea

sunny 26 °C
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I just left Izmir. The city transmits a feeling of the modern mixed with the old. I recommend it.

After a quite comfortable ride on the bus from Istanbul, although long enough to numb my muscles (around 9 hours, 65-80 turkish liras), I arrived in the dawn to Izmir. A bit disoriented, it took me a while to understand how to get to the city center. Finally, I hopped on a bus towards a more central location (the driver was nice enough to let me ride without a ticket). I wandered throughout the empty and still asleep streets and rested in the park, where I talked a bit with a turkish fellow. After checking in into the hostel, I visited the bazaar, as well as the whole shopping district (which is huge). A place where you can buy almost anything.

Other touristic sights in Izmir include the Agora, a piece of Roman legacy in the city and the symbol of the city - the clock tower. If the weather is good (a common thing in Izmir, from what I've read), you can have a walk by the sea or catch the boat to the other side of the bay (2 liras). I tried some turkish food and I must say that Turkey has one of the best street food I've tried!

I'm on my way to Sel├žuk, from where I'll be visiting Efephesus.

Posted by danics 23:29 Archived in Turkey Tagged turkey izmir agora bazar

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