July 21, 2013 by travelingsole
We’ve been learning our way around the city. We have been many places so far here. We take the metro or bus most days. And that is supplemented by lots and lots of walking.
We’ve gone on several field trips, here’s one.
We visited ancient Smyrna. It’s only the bottom foot of what the city was before. You can see the outline of the houses, temples, and streets. It makes you stop and wonder who all walked those streets thousands of years ago.
There was the Agora, it’s the ancient ruins of a marketplace. Below ground we toured the cistern and above ground we could see the pillars. One of the amazing things about this country is the ruins. Even more amazing that there are many more ruins below that haven’t been discovered.