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Stories and Tips Izmir

Izmir Ferry

Written by TianjinPaul on 03 Nov, 2013

The city of Izmir boasts a very strange shape. It sits on a natural harbour that is unusually long and deep. This means that the city stretches out for great distances on either side. It is almost like they occupy two sides of a river.…Read More

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Being There, Izmir

Written by shaunandtrish on 29 Jul, 2004

I spent less than a week here and worked till at least 7:30pm each night, so my appraisal of the Konak area of Izmir is always going to be limited, so I apologise in advance if my perspective of the area is inaccurate in any…Read More


Written by linet on 25 Jan, 2004

If you walk to the sea from the clock tower, you will see the dock where the ships leave to Karsiyaka ("the other side" is the direct translation). It is a pleasant half hour journey to the other side of the city, which is one…Read More

Konak Meydani/Konak Square

Written by linet on 25 Jan, 2004

The absolute centre of Izmir is the clock tower, which was built in 1901. The clock itself was a present to the Sultan from German Emperor Wilhelm II. The tiny mosque behind is named 'Ingiliz (English) Ayse’, but there is not much evidence as to…Read More

Istanbul Airport - Words of Warning

Written by shaunandtrish on 18 Jul, 2004

Just a short journal to bring a couple of things to the attention of future users. 1. The entry visa: You need a 30 day tourist visa for entry into Turkey. What that means is that on arrival, BEFORE you pass through passport control,…Read More


Written by linet on 25 Jan, 2004

Leaving the pier behind, walk along the sea. There are many pubs, restaurants, and other entertainment establishments. There are also upmarket shops such as Vakko (clothing), D&R (media), and many others.…Read More


Written by linet on 25 Jan, 2004

If you walk a kilometer or two to the south west of Izmir, following the coast road, you will end up in Mithatpasa. It’s another location where the Jewish preferred to live in the last century. On the way, there is the beautiful Beth Israel…Read More

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