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Turkey 2005

Relaxing in Ayvalik |

We continued up the cost, transported by Turkey’s excellent bus service: these are fast, sleek vehicles, complete with a crew who bring you tea, coffee, mineral water and little snacks (even ice creams on one occasion) at regular intervals. If only British Rail/National Express could take note…

Next stop for a couple of nights was the charming fishing village of Ayvalik. Spent some time relaxing here: beach, boat trip (marred only by the rain which by this point was becoming a bit of a bore…), food, reading on our terrace. The village is picture postcard pretty and almost devoid of British tourists. I wouldn’t have been happy without some more piles of stones so I left Elinor on the beach and headed to Bergama (Pergamon), a largely Hellenistic site known for its library and medical centre.

Locations Visited: None specified.

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