Day 3, April 22nd

Day 3, April 22nd              Return to day 2    |    Advance to day 4   |    Approx. travels
We flew to Izmir this morning. After arriving in Izmir, we hopped on a bus and drove to the village of Kırıklar. We had tea in the local tea shop, lunch in a home in the village and then we visited a local school. After our visit, we rode to our hotel in Kuşadası. Here is an estimated map of our travels after leaving the Izmir airport.

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Here we are at Istanbul's domestic airport. I am having my first cup of coffee, so it must be early.

After arriving in Izmir, we drove for a short time to to village of Kırıklar.

A view of the village tea shop.

Another view of the village.

More village, including our bus.

A delicious lunch. I especially liked the carrots with yogurt and the bulgur.

Our hostesses.

I liked this timeline and while taking a panorama of it, some of the kids waved their hands in from of the camera. You can see remnants of a hand at the left of the picture. The kids seemed very jolly. It was a happy place to be.

We see tributes to Atatürk everywhere. Near as I can tell, he did great things for the Turks (from leading the Turkish national movement to helping modernize the country). Here is a wiki link.

Wow! This is the view from our room. There are no bad views in this hotel as they all face the Aegean Sea.

Roseanna and Marian were the only two in our group that we saw venturing into the water. Here is Roseanna.

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