To Izmir – with first technical issue (excluding tire)


Once again, the app for WordPress did made  a mismatch with the order of the pictures. 

So here the reverse order of the day (-;
The day ended with something very very delicious… and sorry for the Greek fans among you: the Turkish ones are better suited to my taste 😉

On the way back from the Souper, a nice illuminated house… Mr Obama’s new job? Just kidding 🙂

Izmir seems to be a wedding friendly city…. since a lot of shop are related to it!

The small mosque on the time tower place, where tonight in the Ramadan Periode an important celebration happened:

On my way back from my walk, I needed to eat something: 

The sunset at Izmir’s promenade…

With a strange guy pointing on the nice sunset:

People were invited to eat – because it was a a special date for the Ramadan. Some police men even wanted me to eat there. I though it would be disrespectful to just grab the food being not of their religion. 
And always a bit politics… it is alway Atatürk… and Erdogan… I could not find out the name of the third one. 

At some points behind the market, some dogs had found a place to hide…
Izmir has as well “other type” of architecture. 

One wall of the old market with Ancient Greek signs

And the entrance to the old market. Similar a bit to the one of Istanbul. 

When arriving in most big cities, there are as the back side: smelling waste water… :-l

The entrance from north into Izmir is nice with cycling paths, green surfaces that’s true intensively watered 

And nicely decorated:

Every big cities want to show themselves 😉

On lucky guy just passed the railway crossing before it closed :-))

Need a sign? Feel free 🙂

Sometimes, avoiding the main road has disadvantages :

Beside the dust, you can as well come across the more slums and less attractive parts of a region :

But as the chance wanted to be there: a nice guy helped me translate. He was seeing me some km away asking a boy where I could repair my bicycle while the boy didn’t understand. So beside helping me out, he even invited me for lunch into his hotel. By the way: same price as the one I had, but for sure better quality:

Well… after some km the gear didn’t want to change correctly: I had the correct assumption: a cable started to get issue and sticking in the drum. Needed to change the cable and the hose…

Ready for the day and back on the road:

Nice to see again some known people..: 😉